Disabled children’s rights and inclusive education go hand in hand. UNICEF has urged communities, families
The agency highlights the needs of disabled children and the lack of services they need to thrive and become healthy adults one day.
Rosangela Berman, chief of UNICEF’s Disability unit states that children with disabilkities are excluded from education in Africa. A
Around 5 to 10 percent of all children in Africa have a disability. The main cause of such disabilities is:
- Genetic disorders
- Complications during childbirth
- Diseases such as Measles and Meningitis
- Inadequate prenatal and neonatal health care services
- An inadequate diet that leads to growth stunt.
Around 25 out of 55 African countries
Children with disabilities should be protected against all forms of discrimination and violence. Access to education and healthcare is vital.
According to UNICEF:
“Their learning achievements are often worse than those of other
Several African countries introduced the legislation, national policies
UNICEF is supporting the development of national frameworks for inclusive education in many African countries, which includes training of teachers and correct learning materials and facilities
UNICEF also supports solid interventions for children with disabilities through
South Africa has ratified the United Nations Convention