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Education resources

We want to ensure children with disabilities have the best start in life and a chance to go to school alongside their peers.

We work with local and national partners in our programme countries to promote inclusive, quality education, giving all children the chance to go to school.

Through our learning, and work with our partners and communities, we have published the reports, guides and videos below.

Boy using braille tablet

Videos

Inclusive education in Senegal

This video shows how a Sightsavers pilot project in Senegal has proven that children with and without disabilities can learn together in mainstream schools. This project was funded by Irish Aid. Images from the documentary ‘Agora braille’, directed by Mame Woury Thioubou. © 2016 www.dynamoproduction.fr
View with French subtitles

 

Ensuring a better start in life for children with disabilities in Malawi

In Malawi, Sightsavers is supporting 20 community-run pre-school centres to better include children with disabilities, challenging traditional negative perceptions. Watch our film to find out how these centres are making an incredible difference. The project is funded by Comic Relief and Stichting Dioraphte.

Reports and guides

Young school pupils run in the playground, while smiling happily.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

A visually impaired girl attends school.
Sightsavers Reports

Education strategy 2013-2018

These documents outline Sightsavers’ strategic directions in education for 2013-2018, identifying the goal of the work and relevant fields of activity.

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.

In Ghana, children play football.
Sightsavers Reports

The Inclusion Champions’ Handbook

A handbook to help inclusion champions understand their job, including information, ideas and materials to help them carry out their role.

A visually impaired child climbs stairs helped by his mother and father.
Sightsavers Reports

Assisting children who are visually impaired: a guide in English and French

A poster guide to assisting visually impaired children through a number of everyday activities including walking, sitting, and negotiating steps and stairs.

An illustration of a man and boy with albinism in a canoe.
Sightsavers Reports

Albinism guide

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

Learn how we’re supporting children to learn

Inclusive education

Blogs on inclusive education

A close-up of two girls holding hands.
Sightsavers blog

“Grace gave me the courage to empower people with disabilities”

On International Women's Day, disability ambassador Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame remembers Grace Preko, her friend, sister and role model who showed her there was life after blindness.

Landscape showing a town built on an area of coastline, with mountains on a peninsula in the background.
Sightsavers blog

Pamoja project research: working towards access to education for all

Sightsavers’ Pamoja education project in Kenya has started! The project has been set up to achieve access to basic education for children with disabilities.

Margo Greenwood, July 2016
Ensuring women are equally represented in Disabled People's Organisations
Sightsavers blog

On gender and disability

To mark the 60th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, Sightsavers presents a series of blogs on gender and disability.

Tracy Vaughan-Gough, March 2016
Children learn with braille boards and pins.
Sightsavers blog

Pre-primary schooling of children with blindness and visual impairment

Unlocking the door for pre-primary schooling of children with visual impairment. Smriti Lama is seven years old and school ambassador for cleanliness.

Guest Blogger, January 2015
Sightsavers blog

Teachers for all

Millions of children with disabilities are currently excluded from education opportunities because of a shortage of teachers trained to support them.

Sunit Bagree, July 2013