Handicap International launched an awareness campaign on access to school for children with disabilities, with the participation of its global ambassador, football star Neymar Jr. The goal of the campaign is to shed light on the talents of every child with disabilities and what they can teach their peers. Teacher Kids is the first virtual school where the teachers are children with physical, sensorial or intellectual disabilities. Neymar Jr. becoming its very first student.
The footballer, who has 138 million followers on Instagram, was taught origami, sign language, dance steps and relaxation techniques by disabled children. These children, because of the specific sensitivity they develop, and the work-around mechanisms they acquire, have so much to teach their peers. The NGO is now inviting every child with a disability to contribute to the Teacher Kids teaching community.