International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), April 2017
On Thursday 27th April 2017, more than 40 international and national non-profit organisations launched a ‘Call to Action to Invest in Disability-Inclusive Education’. The joint call highlights the shocking fact that more than 32 million children with disabilities in developing countries are estimated to be out of school. In the joint statement the world’s leading NGOs working in disability and education in low and middle income countries call on governments and donors to significantly step up action to deliver on the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure quality education for all children, by investing in inclusive education for boys and girls with disabilities. They also commit to making education for children with disabilities in developing countries a top priority, advocating for better donor financing for inclusive education.