Championing inclusive practices for children with disabilities (Ghana)

Girl with crutches in school
UNICEF Ghana / 2019 / Acquah


Despite solid policy efforts towards inclusion, children with disabilities remained overlooked because teachers lacked training in inclusive practices. To bridge this gap, UNICEF, the Ghana Education Service and Inclusive Development Partners piloted a programme from 2019-2021 with 15 first grade teachers, headteachers and district-level staff in Ada West and West Gonja Districts. Based on principles of the Universal Design for Learning, the project helped improve teachers’ knowledge of inclusive practices and bolstered support to all early grade learners, especially those with disabilities, with the long-term goal of improving learning outcomes of all Ghanaian children.