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.

Girl with disability with her peers in kindergarten
UNICEF Serbia/2017/Pancic

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.

Quality inclusive education is one that includes all students, welcomes and supports them to participate and learn, whoever they are and whatever their abilities or requirements are.

By participating in quality inclusive primary and secondary education, vulnerable children can increase their chances for a better life and more significant participation in society.

Monika writes on a blackboard
UNICEF Serbia/2018/Shubuckl

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

We work to improve 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 level and supporting parents’ participation.

In Serbia, primary school is completed by:

  • 93% of children from the general population;
  • 66% of children living in poverty;
  • 64% of children from Roma settlements.

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

Secondary school is attended by:

  • 89% of children from the general population;
  • 74% of the poorest children;
  • 22% of children from Roma settlements;
  • 15% of girls from Roma settlements.

4,200 education professionals supported to implement inclusive quality education.