When I arrived to Mtinko, in Singida region, 6 hours drive from Dodoma, I felt blessed to be in a school (in the sense that I love my job and meeting people) and have the opportunity to capture the story of Zainabu and Saumu. They are two deaf teenagers who met the vice minister of education when she visited their school. They faced the politician and publicly asked her to build more dormitories, a kitchen and classrooms.
There are not many inclusive schools for children with a hearing impairment in Tanzania, so the students travel long distances to get here. They cannot travel back and forth each day, so they need dormitories at the school to be able to attend classes. The vice-minister promised they’d get the dormitories and when I arrived to the school, indeed, the new buildings were almost finished.