New Delhi: A 31-year-old woman from Argentina has become world’s first teacher with Down syndrome.

When Noelia Garella was a kid, she was called a monster and was even denied admission. Her parents had to fight to get her into a school.

Now after more than two decades, Noelia has returned to the classroom as a nursery school teacher.

Noelia Garella told the news organization Metro that from a very young age she knew she wanted to be a teacher. “I adore this. Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to be a teacher, because I like children so much.”

She also said that her love for children encouraged her to become a teacher.

Noelia teaches early-learning reading class to two-and-three year olds at the Jermonito nursery in the Argentinian city of Cordoba.

“I want them to read and listen, because in society people have to listen to one another,” she said.

“I have a boy with Down syndrome in my class. He is wonderful.

‘Oh, it is lovely when someone like me is born,” Noelia added.

 

 

First Published | 2 November 2016 6:19 PM
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