Teacher With Down Syndrome Proves That Everything Is Possible
A 30-year-old individual with Down Syndrome dreamt of being a teacher but she was often being placed into limitations due to her condition. Despite the stigma of people with special needs, Noelia Garella managed to defy the norm as she was able to succeed her goal to teach.
Noelia Garella was labeled as a misfit and a monster as a child due to her Down Syndrome. Metro then added that she was even rejected by her own nursery school, which became everyday life a struggle for her and her family. Despite the obstacles and the hardships that she faced, Garella managed to work her way up and eventually reached her goal.
Noelia Garella was highly discouraged to take teaching classes, let alone to teach as that questioned her capability. Inside Edition then added that Noelia Garella didn't let discouragements stop her. With the help of her family, instructors and the people close to her heart, Noelia was able to achieve her dream and was eventually able to take a teaching course.
Inside Edition reported that Noelia focused on her teaching course, where she succeeded. She took up a course where she would teach toddlers how to read. Despite successfully passing her classes, one of the challenges that she faced is actually getting hired.
"With time, even those who had been opposed joined in the initiative to hire Noe as a teacher," Alejandra Senestrari, the former director of the school, told Agence France-Presse that Garella deserves a spot at teaching as she touched their hearts. "We very quickly realized that she had a strong vocation. She gave what the children in the nursery classes most appreciate, which is love."
Children with special needs are often ridiculed and being bullied. With constant encouragement from parents and loved ones, it is highly possible for children with special needs to attain their goal and break the stigma in regards to their condition.