- March 22, 2019
- Posted by: Lerato GCE
- Category: GAWE2019 stories
Equality and non-discrimination
Now more than ever it is morally imperative to ensure inclusive education is realised and accessible to everyone. Education for children, youth and adults with disabilities is part of the Education 2030 agenda, yet it is often neglected by states and ministries of education. Progressive education policies regarding access, equality, equity and inclusivity should not be omitted from public policies and education sector plans. It is the role and responsibility of the state to provide free, inclusive quality and public education to all, especially to marginalised communities and persons.
In our villages and towns, we see many people discriminated against because of who they are, where they come from, as well as disabled people and children. When we look on our streets many homeless children lack education and are not enrolled in school. Let us ensure they access their fundamental right to education. They are people, just like you and me. I urge the government to get involved and help our people attain their basic right to get educated. Not only the government but the whole world should help to improve education among the needy and disabled people.
Davis Mwala, Kenya
All people, especially children with disabilities should never be excluded from education. Some parents feel judged by society and therefore hide their children from the public just because they have disability. No one deserves to be discriminated against because of a disability. A good public education system can help both the parents and the child to lead a better life.
Alice Apiyo, age 12, Kenya
Stories sourced from EENET an information network focussing on issues relating to quality, inclusive, enabling education, primarily in resource-poor contexts.