Inclusive Education

In line with the Sustainable Development Goal 4, our objective is to ensure we promote access to education for all especially students from low income households through advocacy, access to capacity building trainings for teachers, particularly teachers in low-income schools and provision of resources (such as financial aids, sanitary towels, books, ICT materials, assistive devices) that will help students and pupils stay in school while also improving their learning outcomes.

To achieve this,  we work with partners in the public and private sector to co-create solutions that contribute to quality education with much emphasis on inclusion- ensuring Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) are not left behind.

According to UNICEF, about 95% of children with disabilities in developing countries are out of school and 90% of them may never gain access to basic education in their lifetime. In actual terms, the UNESCO report indicates that there are over 10.5 million out-of-school children in Nigeria. The primary underlying causes of this problem are the exclusive and inaccessible nature, structure and system of virtually all primary and secondary schools in Nigeria; the confinement of the education of children with disabilities to very few, poorly staffed, poorly equipped and outdated special schools; very low public awareness on issues of inclusive education; inadequate institutional and human capacities required to implement inclusive education; and inadequate, poor implementation or non-availability of appropriate legal and policy frameworks required for the implementation of inclusive education for children with disabilities.

In 2019, CLICE Foundation partnered with Beyond School Walls Initiative (BSWI) to supply menstrual hygiene materials to female students.