Education strategy summary 2013-2018

Our programmatic approach is guided by the principle of inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Our programmes address both supply and demand side challenges in each national context. They do this through interventions that include: mobilising community members; strengthening disabled people’s organisations; developing education support systems; and promoting child-centred, contextually appropriate approaches to teaching and learning for children and youth with disabilities.

We recognise that governments are the primary duty-bearers in education, so ministries of education are our primary partners in each of the countries where we work. But we also draw on the vitality and creativity of civil society, and work closely with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs) and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) around the world.

Devilal, who has had no proper vision since birth, attends school in Rajasthan.

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Sightsavers and disability rights
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UK government pledges £430m funding for education

The funding will go towards education for children in the world’s poorest countries, with a focus on girls’ education. Yet much more is needed to address the global learning crisis that has affected children worldwide.

June 2021
A teacher in Mali points to a sign showing the braille alphabet.

Equal World campaign letter on inclusive education gathers 21,526 signatures

Thousands of our campaign supporters worldwide have signed the letter, calling on the leaders of the G7 to meet inclusive education commitments.

June 2021
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Sightsavers from the field

How inclusive education is transforming lives

In Mali, a Sightsavers project is ensuring children with disabilities are able to learn alongside their peers. Students, teachers and parents describe how the project has made a difference.

May 2021