Zainab Lodi

Growing up, I knew I was different, which, at the time, my 7-year-old brain processed as something wrong with me. The teachers and kids at school didn’t make it easy either, as each assignment they were able to process and complete in a few minutes set a border between me and them. Honestly, I didn’t like the idea of attending remedial classes, as special classes to help me achieve what other kids could do on their own was isolating. But that was one of the biggest misjudgments I had ever made.

Throughout the years, I was able to understand how to read and write without any issues, while learning how to deal with everyday tasks from this different perspective and socialize. The friendly environment at I-DARE, surrounded by other children who could relate, made the experience fun and enjoyable.