Alumni Changemaker: Marcia Rivas
EnseñaPerú alumna Marcia Rivas’s experiences as a teacher led her to understand the barriers children with disabilities face in attaining an education that is designed to meet their needs and enable them to fulfill their potential. Trained as a lawyer, Marcia made the switch from the courtroom to the classroom in order to address the underlying causes of social injustice rather than its effects. Today, as the head of the Special Education division at the Ministry of Education, she’s working to ensure that schools are able to provide the support and opportunities students with special needs deserve.
Watch the video above to learn more about Marcia’s vision for an inclusive education in Peru.