We hope this issue of our newsletter finds you healthy and well. It’s hard to believe we are in the last couple of months of 2020. What a year it has been!
COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected us all forcing many of us to work virtually, educate children from home and on unfamiliar platforms, and prioritize the activities we engage in. It has also given us the opportunity to think creatively and envision ways of moving forward stronger, better and more inclusively.
The IEI has continued to work hard to address the educational, social needs, barriers and issues for children with disabilities during COVID-19. The issues paper, “Pivoting to Inclusion: Leveraging Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis for Learners with Disabilities” that we published in late July has led to further conversations. We’ve shared our learnings on various platforms that have engaged stakeholders from around the world and in various sectors. We are beginning our country-level conversations in our three focus countries, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Nepal which we will share highlights from soon.
As we continue to learn from these and other conversations, we will do our best to keep you informed through this newsletter and our LinkedIn group. Likewise, if you have information you’d like to disseminate widely or engage us on, please share with us and we will be happy to work with you. You can either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our LinkedIn Group and post questions directly there.
With best wishes,
The Inclusive Education Initiative Team