Disabilities are impairments that hinder functioning.
When we hear the word “disability,” we often think of disadvantaged, disabled, weak, and defenseless individuals.
Noelia demonstrates that she is just as capable as a person with 23 pairs of chromosomes despite her genetic condition.
I wanted to become a teacher since childhood. Noelia’s wish came true! At 31 years old, she became the first Argentine kindergarten teacher with Down syndrome.
Despite facing several disappointments, Noelia continued to pursue her ambitions. Noelia recalls feeling uncomfortable at school when she was a child.
Fortunately for Noelia, a director believed in her. We quickly realized that she had a strong vocation, said Alejandra Senestrari.
Noelia persevered and won over the community despite initial opposition. Alejandra said: Over time, even those who had opposed her joined the initiative to hire Noe as a teacher.
Noelia, a humble teaching assistant since 2012, was promoted to a classroom teacher. Like her, Noelia has enormous goals for her students.
May Noelia and Brina’s story inspire us to pursue our dreams.
Their achievements can help us look beyond disabilities.
May their story remind us that a disability is not an inability, as individuals like Noelia and Brina can accomplish incredible things and achieve their aspirations!