In the eyes of everyone present, Sani was handicapped, how was he going to survive in the world with this great disability, what would become of him if nothing was done to cure him.
Yes, physically he was without blemish, but at the age of 10 he could neither read nor write, he did not understand basic formal knowledge and was as unaware of his disadvantage as the other children his age in the remote village of Faskari.
The volunteers sent by the NGO were perplexed by the sight before them. There were about 200 children between the ages of 5 and 17 living in this village, and none of them could understand or even write simple English. These children could not have a normal childhood because of their circumstances. As soon as they were 7 years old, they were sent to farms to plow the land or raise livestock. The girls were married off between the ages of 13 and 15 and immediately became child breeders and housekeepers.
The volunteers who visited the village not only had the task of setting up classes for the children, but also had to convince the village leaders and parents of the importance of education and why it is important for their children to understand the current trends in the world and how they can gain a higher status in society by adapting to these trends.
The village of Faskari is one of many villages around the world that are in a similar situation. Some children have never had the opportunity to receive a formal education, and it is the responsibility of philanthropists to combat this educational barrier and help reduce the handicap of these children.