BRIEFING PAPER – Education for All? This is still not a reality for most children with disabilities | December 25, 2014
Handicap International has been working in the field of education since 1998, and prior to that, with development partners from 1989 to 1997. Handicap International’s actions in education have a specific focus on children with disabilities, who represent some of the most vulnerable and excluded young learners worldwide. Children with disabilities have an equal right […]
Children with disabilities have an equal right to an inclusive, quality and free primary and secondary education. However in most low and middle income countries, they are ten times less likely to attend school than non-disabled peers and are more likely to drop out than any other group of children.
The inclusion of children with disabilities involves them being welcomed and supported within their local mainstream school. You will find in this briefing paper our recommendations to overcome the barriers preventing disabled children from accessing quality basic education.