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Education, not discrimination: Malawi’s inclusive pre-schools

An inclusive education project in Malawi is challenging stigma and changing lives by enabling young children with disabilities to attend pre-school alongside their peers.

September 2021
A young girl raising her hand in a classroom.

Global Education Summit: what did Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for?

As leaders from more than 80 countries gathered at the summit, Sightsavers highlighted the need for policy commitments on the rights of children with disabilities.

Sightsavers, August 2021
Lesline and classmates at school in Cameroon

‘Don’t fail us’: Sightsavers calls on leaders to address the global learning crisis

As the Global Education Summit began in London this week, Sightsavers renewed its pressure on global leaders to ensure children with disabilities can receive an education.

July 2021
School children in Sierra Leone smile at the camera.

Sightsavers inclusive education strategy: championing every child’s right to education

This document outlines Sightsavers’ strategic direction in education. It sets out our goals, objectives, and the system-strengthening approach that will enable us to achieve them.

A young girl raising her hand in a classroom.

How inclusive education is transforming lives

In Mali, a Sightsavers project is ensuring children with disabilities are able to learn alongside their peers. Students, teachers and parents describe how the project has made a difference.

May 2021
A man wearing a blue shirt stands outside of a school.

Teacher Abdul’s experience of Ebola and COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

To find out the challenges of teaching children, particularly those with disabilities, during health crises we spoke with Abdul Kandeh Turay, a teacher in Rokulan, Sierra Leone.

Children sit closely together outside.

Voices from Sierra Leone: The experiences of girls with disabilities at school

In Sierra Leone, children with disabilities are often considered not worth educating. We've worked with schools to make sure these children are not left behind.

December 2020
Two girls with visual impairments in a school.

How Sightsavers has helped to adapt braille into Mali’s local language

As part of Sightsavers' inclusive education project, which supports children with visual impairments across Mali, we’ve worked with linguistic expert Dr Issiaka Ballo to translate braille into the local language for the first time.

December 2020
Student Ariane smiles at her desk while wearing her new glasses.

Promoting inclusive education for girls and boys with disabilities in West and Central Africa policy brief summary

To ensure every child has access to quality education, this policy briefing recommends all stakeholders work together to reform education systems.

A girl uses a typewriter while wearing a face mask.

“Without education, my future would be more difficult”

Sightsavers project officer Eric Musa visits Marie, who has been blind since birth, to find out how she’s continued her education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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