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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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Mafoune with her school friends.
Sightsavers Reports

Inclusive teaching and learning for children with visual impairments

This guide identifies ways in which children with visual impairments (children who are blind and children with low vision) can be included in mainstream schools in sub-Saharan Africa.

September 2018
Sightsavers staff and guests stand on stage and wave at the camera.
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Super School of 5 trachoma programme expands to Nigeria

The project, which uses superhero characters to educate children about the spread of trachoma, will be introduced as part of efforts to fight the disease.

September 2018
Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.
Sightsavers from the field

“We’ve learned to treat all children equally”

Sightsavers' Kate McCoy travelled to northern Sierra Leone to visit a school where teachers are being specially trained to support children with disabilities.

June 2018