Sightsavers and partners have launched a global campaign calling on leaders to take urgent action on inclusive education at the upcoming Transforming Education Summit.
The campaign, #DoYourHomework, asks leaders and education ministers attending the UN summit from 16-19 September to transform education and ensure that 240 million children worldwide with disabilities are not forgotten.
Globally, progress is falling behind on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 –inclusive and equitable education for all. Nearly 49% of children with disabilities worldwide are likely to have never attended school, and if they do, they are less likely to succeed than their peers.
The #DoYourHomework campaign asks leaders to deliver on six pieces of ‘homework’ to ensure more inclusive education systems:
Sightsavers has shown that embedding inclusive policies across education systems works. In Malawi teachers have been trained to support pupils with disabilities, disability-inclusive education planning has been introduced in Nigeria, and in Mali learning materials have been translated into braille.
Get involved and add your voice to the campaign by using our social media toolkit to call on our leaders to act now, so that 240 million children with disabilities around the world can access education.
The Transforming Education Summit will be held at the United Nations in New York from 16-19 September.
Sightsavers is partnering with The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDCC), the International Disability Alliance (IDA), Global Action on Disability (GLAD) network and Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to call for urgent action.
Sightsavers works with partners in our programme countries to promote inclusive, quality education, giving all children the chance to go to school.Read about our work
Join the #DoYourHomework campaign by sharing a post on social media that calls on leaders to act now.Read our social toolkit
Sightsavers’ inclusive education policy officer Takyiwa Danso explains why we’re calling on global leaders to protect the rights of children with disabilities.
Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame shares why inclusion and diversity must be at the heart of discussions at the UN's Transforming Education Summit.
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