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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.

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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.

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“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 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Programme staff explain how we’re supporting children's learning during lockdown

Sightsavers staff provide a first-hand insight into the five ways we’re making sure children with disabilities aren’t left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020
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Sightsavers contributes to Global Education Monitoring Report

A Sightsavers report on education for children with visual impairments in sub-Saharan Africa has been published as a background paper to the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report.

July 2020
Illustration of a playground.

Downloadable colouring pages

Help your children to colour in the sheets and learn that all children, regardless of disability or gender, should be able to attend school.

May 2020
A young girl sitting on the ground outside.

A quick guide to Sightsavers’ inclusive education work

This leaflet provides an overview of our education work which promotes inclusive, lifelong learning opportunities for all children, leaving no child behind.

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School Health Integrated Programming: Guidelines for school-based eye health programmes

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide direction to those planning and implementing vision screening programmes as a part of eye health initiatives within the education sector.

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