Continuous: From early childhood onwards.
Accessible: Free from physical, attitudinal, economic and communication barriers.
Sustainable: Owned by local communities and governments.
Equitable: Including all children and young people, especially those with special educational needs and disability and those who are particularly disadvantaged.
During the pandemic we supported distance learning via WhatsApp and distributed phones, braille materials and hand sanitiser. We’re also advocating to governments to scale up our inclusive model.Reaching children during lockdown
Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries, and has project offices in 25. We have established partnerships with ministries of education and organisations of people with disabilities, and our programme staff have extensive experience working with local education systems.
Our country offices are supported by our network of global technical leads, along with our global policy and advocacy and our monitoring, evaluation and learning teams. We are the only development focused NGO in the UK with independent research organisation status.
We have significant experience working with UK aid. We’re skilled at leading, but equally trusted as a consortium partner. We deliver disability inclusion and health services at a global scale, and are responsible for contracts with a current value of more than £250 million. Sightsavers leads the Inclusive Futures initiative – a 16-partner consortium delivering the UK government’s Disability Inclusive Development programme. This large scale, six-year programme promotes innovative, scalable inclusive education in sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, and the Middle East.
We work in close partnership with governments and other institutions to design sustainable projects based on solid evidence, and our work transforms lives and communities around the globe.
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