Tag: disability

“We Are Still Fighting For A School For My Child”

Children and adolescents with disabilities face huge challenges to access education in South Africa. One year on from the release of Human Rights Watch’s report documenting barriers to a quality education for children with disabilities, the government has made little progress in addressing systemic barriers and introducing stronger reforms to guarantee inclusive education in South Africa.

Hundreds of thousands of children with disabilities are still out of school, but the government has not yet presented accurate data to show how many children with disabilities are out of school. The government continues to prioritize funding for special schools, to the detriment of inclusive education.