Sightsavers Reports

Education strategy summary 2013-2018

September 2017

Our programmatic approach is guided by the principle of inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Our programmes address both supply and demand side challenges in each national context. They do this through interventions that include: mobilising community members; strengthening disabled people’s organisations; developing education support systems; and promoting child-centred, contextually appropriate approaches to teaching and learning for children and youth with disabilities.

We recognise that governments are the primary duty-bearers in education, so ministries of education are our primary partners in each of the countries where we work. But we also draw on the vitality and creativity of civil society, and work closely with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs) and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) around the world.

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The Sightsavers team on stage at the HCL ceremony.

Sightsavers India wins prestigious award for its inclusive education programme

More than 3,300 NGOs applied for the HCL Grant, which supports organisations that help to transform rural India through sustainable development.

March 2018
Mafoune and her teacher smiling and embracing in front of a classroom blackboard.
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Mafoune’s story

Eleven-year-old Mafoune has low vision. She is happy and confident, but she wasn’t always like this: an inclusive education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.

November 2017
Boys sit in a classroom.

Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

October 2017