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Education

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Sightsavers receives Innovative Practice prize in Zero Project Awards

Sightsavers won the award for its work supporting children with disabilities in Malawi.

January 2020
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Education of children with visual impairments in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and opportunities

UNESCO has asked Sightsavers to produce a report on educational realities for children with visual impairments in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Gender equality: why is it important?

Sightsavers ran a workshop in Dakar in December 2019 to promote gender mainstreaming in all its programmes.

Sightsavers, January 2020
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Albinism guide

A guide for teachers and parents of children with albinism, in English and French.

Mafoune with her school friends.

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.

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Inclusive education for children with disabilities: teacher training pack

The purpose of this training pack is to develop the capacity of teachers to make their schools and classrooms more inclusive for children with disabilities.

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 from Mali with her teacher.

A brighter future for people with disabilities

With your help, we’re working hard to ensure people with disabilities have the same chances in life as everyone else, to earn, learn and be happy.

Mafoune and her teacher smiling.

Mafoune’s story

Eleven-year-old Mafoune has low vision. She is happy, confident and loves school: an education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.

Afsath, 10, visually impaired, sits with her friend on the school steps in India.

Policy recommendations for inclusive education: advocacy pack

Sightsavers international makes policy recommendations to help achieve the goal of inclusive education, focusing on education as a basic human right.

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