A study on children with disabilities and their right to education: the Union of Comoros
Every single child has the right to education
Despite the efforts and achievements of Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is recognized that children with disabilities remain one of the main groups around the world that continue to be excluded from education, and those that do attend school are more likely to be excluded in the classroom and to drop out (UNESCO, 2015).
This study was commissioned by the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office together with Education Development Trust, UK and conducted in Rwanda through UNICEF and the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), and is part of a broader regional study on the right to education of children with disabilities. It is one of a series of three case studies conducted in Madagascar, Comoros and Rwanda in the early part of 2015.
Since 1994, the government of Comoros has been committed to the EFA objectives to provide quality, basic education for every child. In 2013, the Union of Comoros joined the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and received a grant of USD 4.6 million for the period 2013–2016. One of the priority areas of the grant is to increase access to basic education for vulnerable children, including children with disabilities, and this is reflected in the Interim Education Plan 2013–15.