Denying disabled children an education causes lifelong harm.
Without an education, disabled children are deprived of the chance to learn, to explore their talents and to build futures filled with opportunity. Exclusion reinforces separation between disabled and non-disabled children. Exclusion strengthens stigma. Exclusion condemns disabled children to a future of poverty and isolation.
57 million children
are out of school around the world, with disabled children disproportionately represented among them.
Fighting for education for all.
At ADD International we understand it’s not just about getting individual children into school but about permanently dismantling the barriers that keep disabled children excluded.
That’s why we partner with disability activists to tackle stigma and transform attitudes. We work together to empower disabled children and their families to access an education; we work with teachers and schools to help deliver inclusive environments, and together we hold powerholders to account for prioritising financial resources for inclusive education.
Meet Education Activists
Hassani Kambangwa is a proud and passionate disability activist working on securing education for all children in Tanzania. Here he tells us why working on disability rights inspires him.
Grace is head of a department for children with disabilities at Mlandezi Primary School. There are 70 children in her unit who have a spectrum of diverse needs including hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities.
Isaac Idama is a passionate disability activist working to ensure disabled children in Tanzania can access an inclusive education.
Rahma, Project Manager, ADD International.
"Education is a key for people with disabilities to unlock and enjoy all other rights. If I have an education, I can enjoy my right to employment, to social participation, to all other rights."
Let's build movements together.
Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. Right now, organisations of disability activists are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. They urgently need your support.