Cika in front of the class.

Inclusive education

Every child wants to learn

Learning opportunities

Inclusive education for children with disabilities is one of the most important strategies of the Liliane Foundation. 50% of all children with a disability in low- and middle-income countries are out of school. That is approximately 33 million children. Most of them live in the poorest parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These children don’t have the opportunity to go to school or are excluded from education. The children with disabilities that are in school are less likely to stay in school.

However, the main barrier to education is not the disability of the child. The attitude of society, which is not inclusive of children with a disability, causes the greatest barriers. That is why the Liliane Foundation stresses the importance of inclusive education and is pushing to change these figures. We promote good quality and inclusive education for all children.

Mainstream education

Inclusive education exists when the mainstream education system adapts to the needs of all learners. This way, it offers high-quality formal and informal learning opportunities for every child, including children with a disability. The Liliane Foundation uses four general principles as prerequisites of meaningful and inclusive education for children with disabilities: acceptability, availability, accessibility, and adaptability.

To support and realise education for all children, we pay for immediate support, fund structural support, like training for teachers and changes to teaching materials, and provide information for and raise awareness of policymakers locally and globally.