Op-ed by Alice Albright: The promise of inclusive education

|Source: Project Syndicate|
The 6th grade classrom at Kisiwandui primary school in Zanzibar welcomes two blind students. Tanzania. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud

As many as 150 million children live with a disability; in low- and lower-middle-income countries, around 40% are out of school at primary level. In most developing countries, educators don’t even know how many children with disabilities are absent from school, let alone what those who do attend might need in the classroom.

Ahead of this week's first-ever Global Disability Summit in London, GPE CEO Alice Albright explains the barriers to close the disability gap, and how GPE supports developing countries by providing guidance, support and funding for interventions to ensure children with disabilities are not left behind.

Read the op-ed in Project Syndicate

The 6th grade classrom at Kisiwandui primary school in Zanzibar welcomes two blind students. Tanzania. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania

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