Costa Blanca News: The search is on a for a teacher in Cartagena, Murcia

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NIEVES Navarro, is a teenager from Cartagena whose life is not simple, as she suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a set of genetic alterations that affects the synthesis of collagen in your body. As a result, your body’s joints tend to get out of place very easily, in addition to suffering loss of consciousness on a regular basis.

Having this disease makes it impossible for Nieves to go to school regularly. Not only because many days she is too weak to attend class, but because the centre where she is enrolled, Ben Arabí de Cartagena, does not have facilities adapted for students with disabilities. Given this situation, Nieves has already had to repeat a course for missing too many classes.

Her parents do not want this to affect her education, and so they have asked for help from the Home Educational Service of Murcia, in order find a teacher who can come to their house to teach Nieves.

The community service is enabled to solve these types of cases. Especially, in secondary education, if the student cannot go to the centre and cannot receive adequate educational attention at home, they offer enrollment in a distance education program. However, the situation of the young woman requires a teacher. The problem, as the girl’s father points out, is that despite being paid work, officials are not required to accept the task.


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