USAID supports researchers who are working to ensure that children with disabilities have access to education
This Feature story was originally posted on Medium, on March 11.
Inclusive education helps promote a stronger, safer, and more prosperous society. It provides pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic communities. Education is also an equalizer and enabler, giving children and youth with the skills they need for life and work.
However, children and youth with disabilities often face barriers in accessing quality, equitable, and inclusive education, especially in Haiti. In fact, official data about persons with disabilities is almost non-existent in the country. According to the latest information available, 2009 data from Haiti’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Work, an estimated 3.5 percent of the 120,000 children with disabilities in Port-au-Prince have access to education. Read the full story.