Aryan from Botswana

Aryan from Botswana

Aryan from Botswana


I am Aryan. I am 12yr old and I was born with Down syndrome.

I am a twin and my sister is Apoorva.

We live in Maun in Botswana. There is no special need school.

My mum really struggled hard to get me into school and she succeded to put me into mainstream with my sister.

And now my school has a special needs stream called Rhino class.

My headmaster Mr. Muller and my teachers supported me a lot. Now I can read, write, swim, and play cricket. I got an academic award too.

This is my story.

I will share with you my new achievements every year.



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