The world has set goals...
In 2005 the world set seven goals - the UN Millenium Development Goals - to direct efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest. They were agreed by all the world's countries; and focused on education, healthcare and poverty. The second goal is to achieve universal primary education by 2015. While there has been clear progress towards implementing the Millenium Development Goals we can safely say that universal primary education will not be possible by 2015. Why? The reason is plain and simple: Because disabled people were left out of the equation. With 98% of disabled children excluded from school - and no real provision in place to tackle this injustice - the goal of universal education can not be achieved.
To truly achieve universal education, all children must be considered - including disabled children. We need to address this issue and support this forgotten group of children.
Why should disabled children be excluded, isolated and forgotten?
We need to change this and work for a new reality. A world where all children can go to school and have access to basic rights.