Inclusive education

UNICEF works to increase capacities of national and local institutions to include children from vulnerable groups in schools and to prevent drop-out.

Children playing in an inclusive kindergarten
UNICEF Serbia/2019/Pancic

UNICEF works to increase capacities of national and local institutions to include children from vulnerable groups in schools and to prevent drop-out.

Our work is focused on improving the overall quality of education, including the knowledge and professional skills of teachers to work in diverse classrooms, enhancing cooperation between different stakeholders at the national and local levels and supporting parents’ participation.

We are working on improving quality and equity in education and encouraging the inclusion of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the education system.

Monika writes on a blackboard
UNICEF Serbia/2018/Shubuckl

Secondary school is attended by 15% of girls from Roma settlements.

  • Over 2,000 children enrolled into preschool education for the first time.
  • 186,260 pupils benefitted from improved capacities of teachers through direct support to schools.
  • Almost 96% of primary age refugee and migrant children are included in education in 38 primary schools across Serbia.
  • 4,200 education professionals supported to implement inclusive quality education.
  • Development and adoption of the For Every Child – New Preschool Curriculum Framework, ensures continuity of learning from the preschool to primary school.