The Global Action Week 2014 celebrations organized by CBM ended at the Kerugoya Boys’ High School. Students and teachers who were in training throughout the week received certificates and various awards for their participation. The theme for this year is ‘equal rights and equal opportunities for children with disabilities’
Equal rights and equal opportunities for children with disabilities
The Global Action Week 2014 celebrations organized by CBM ended in pomp and style at the Kerugoya Boys’ High School. Students and teachers who were in training throughout the week received certificates and various awards for their participation. Global Action Week, a brainchild of the Global Campaign on Education (GCE) is an annual week-long event that campaigns for the right to education on a civil society platform as part of the millennium development goal on the education for all agenda. The theme for this year is ‘equal rights and equal opportunities for children with disabilities’.
The week- long event saw students and teachers from four schools undertake sensitization training to understand what disability is, the various barriers to inclusion and the different approaches they can employ for a more inclusive society. At the end of the training, they were commissioned as disability ambassadors in their respective schools. In line with the theme, CBM partnered with the various stakeholders from Kirinyaga County to organize activities to specifically address the transition rates of deaf children from primary school to secondary school in the county. The four schools that participated include Kerugoya Boys High School, Kerugoya Girls’ high school, Rev. Muhoro Secondary School for the deaf and Kerugoya Primary School for the deaf.
CBM commended for its contribution inclusive education
Global Campaign for Education statistics
Recent statistics shared by the Global Campaign for Education Network (GCE), show that an estimated One billion people have a disability – comprising approximately 15% of the global population. It is also estimated that 93 million of these are children. In most low and middle-income countries, children with disabilities are more likely to be out of school than any other group of children even if they do attend school, children living with disabilities are often more likely to drop out and leave school early. In some countries, having a disability can more than double the chance of a child not being in school, compared to their non-disabled peers.