For the past few years RESULTS has been running a campaign to ensure that children with disabilities are included in education in the developing world. We’ve been focusing particularly on the work of the UK’s Department for International Development, pushing the government to ensure that the education programmes they run are inclusive.
Today, 3rd December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Run by UN Enable, the day is an annual celebration of disabled people designed to create better understanding of people with disabilities and to promote their rights. To mark the day, development organisation Action on Disability and Development has produced a fantastic video talking about the challenges faced by many disabled people in Africa and Asia, which you can watch below.
RESULTS is continuing to work on the issue of access to education for disabled people in the developing world. Over the last few weeks we have been delighted to see David Blunkett MP raising this issue in parliament, and eliciting information about the Department for International Development’s recent Guidance Note on inclusive education.