‘Know me for my abilities not my disability’, said Leopoldine Nakashole of the Ministry of Education in Namibia during a three-day International Symposium held by UNESCO, Leonard Cheshire and Portugal’s Ministry of Education.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, key stakeholders called for accelerated efforts towards inclusive education for all learners.
‘Our challenge, as governments, is not only to think about how we cannot leave anyone behind, but how we can prevent learners from leaving education, schools and “us”’, said Minister of Education of Portugal, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, reminding us of the challenges the world is facing in providing quality education for all.
The Flexible Learning Strategies for Out of School Children programme is a UNESCO initiative with the aim of supporting inclusive and quality education for every child in the region. Our goal is to reach the remaining and most vulnerable 5% of children with no access to education in the region and support quality improvements in learning for every child.
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