Globally, there are 150 million children living with disabilities. They are often denied an education because they are the most vulnerable and excluded people in their communities. Children with disabilities are 10 times less likely to attend school than those without. Even if they attend school, they are more likely to drop out early while the level of schooling they receive is frequently below that of their peers. Children with disabilities are often unable to go to school because of unsuitable school buildings. In addition, there is a limited understanding within their communities and among teachers about their learning needs.
In order to mitigate these barriers, Dalit Sangh is implementing ‘Inclusive Education Programme’ with support of Sightsavers. Integrating with existing government model we provide capacity building and system strengthening support to the government. This involves government teacher training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and braille. As part of strategy we also train government Civil Engineers to construct accessible schools and renovate those in need. In continuation we also train children with disabilities and provide them tablets, so that they can integrate into mainstream education system. With this approach Dalit Sangh has reached to 751 CWSNs and 3633 government teachers of 270 school and yet in process.