As Uganda is celebrating the Global Week on Education (4th to 10th May 2014), Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) joins the rest of the world in raising awareness on equal rights, opportunities of CWDs to access primary or elementary education. Children with Disabilities (CWDs) have a fundamental right to education, without education, CWDs cannot fully realize their potentials like others children.
Make schools accessible and inclusive to all CWDs including the deaf, blind, physical, little children/people, deaf blind, epilepsy, albinos, mental health) by constructing facilities such as latrines, ramps, wide doors, train teachers in sign language interpretation, avoid nick naming of CWDs, give CWDs scholastic materials, Braille education materials, procure accessible furniture etc
This message targets government, development partners, architects, engineers, and contractors, owners of schools, parents, care givers, fellow pupils, community and general public
This year the theme is “Equal Right, Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability”, and across Uganda we will be using the week to campaign for equal access and quality education for all children with disabilities.
Education should be available and appropriate for all children and schools should be adequately resourced to support children with special needs.