Children with Disabilites and Education

3 in 10 children with disabilities in Indonesia have never been to school

A teacher leads the students during an arts and crafts activity
UNICEF Indonesia/2019/Fauzan Ijazah


In Indonesia, challenges to inclusive education include insufficient training for teachers, incomplete data on children with disabilities, especially those who are out of school, and attitudes of caregivers who believe their children will not benefit to the same extent as their peers without disabilities. Recent data from a household survey (SUSENAS 2018) indicates that in Indonesia close to 3 in 10 children with disabilities have never been to school. Currently, nearly 140,000 children aged 7-18 years with disabilities are out of school.

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