Kedir, like many of our patients, found it difficult to go to school because of his cleft condition. More than half of the children we help are denied the chance to go to school - including a third who start attending, but drop out due to bullying. After treatment, almost all return to school. In this video he talks about the discrimination he faced, and his determination to continue his education.
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Listen to two BBC World Service interviews with Project Harar surgical teams from 2007. First up, an interview with Sissay Befikadu, who was in charge of the cleft programme at Yekatit-12 hospital. And secondly, an interview with Klaas Marck, a Dutch plastic surgeon and chair of the Dutch Noma Foundation.