Yet millions of children worldwide are not able to receive a quality basic education. We want to change this.
Despite increasing numbers of children enrolling in school since 2000, progress has stalled. There remain over 60 million children of primary school age out of school, most of them in Africa. It is frequently the most vulnerable and marginalised children who get left behind; 90% of disabled children in Africa are excluded from education.
RESULTS and our grassroots campaigners have been working to change this situation, pushing for better inclusion of disabled children so that every child can have a quality education. We’ve seen significant results. Following our 2010 report on inclusive education, the UK’s Department for International Development produced a ‘Guidance note’ for all its Country Offices on inclusive education, twice quoting from our report. Now we are keeping a close eye on whether DFID will continue to make progress in incorporating inclusive education across all its programmes.
In addition to our grassroots campaigning, we also work through coalitions like the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) UK, and we support the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Education for All.
On the right you can browse some of our recent actions on education.
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