An NGO located in UK’s Swansea recently concluded a successful crowdfunding campaign to provide a book on disabilities to all 87 primary schools in the city.
The organisation called Spectropolis works for children with autism and their families. The idea behind this crowdfunding campaign was to ensure all children in the area had an understanding of conditions like autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down’s Syndrome, cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy among others.
The book titled ‘See What I Can Do’ is penned by local author Jonathan Roberts and illustrated by artist Hannah Rounding from Cardigan. Robert’s earlier works have focused on autism, which he started understanding after his daughter Kya’s autism diagnosis. Writing the books was his way to help others, especially children, to better understand the condition. In his latest book, he included stories of kids with various disabilities with the aim of spreading awareness about disability inclusion.
The campaign aimed to collect a sum of £800 for the cause but ended up receiving donations totalling up to £1450 within just two weeks of being created. Spectropolis is now working on another campaign with the goal of donating similar books to schools all across Wales.
More information about the campaign can be found here.