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Fostering inclusive education in Latin America through youth leadership and sports
Escuelas Unificadas by Special Olympics Latin America: Promotes inclusive environments through sports and leadership activities for children with and without intellectual disabilities. Implemented in seven countries, reaching over 16,000 participants by 2023.
Escuelas Unificadas (Unified Schools), Brazil
Promoting an inclusive workplace
Wipro’s Equal Opportunity Policy is comprehensive and ensures that inclusion becomes an integral part of culture and working. Wipro’s hiring policy for persons with disabilities is merit-based across all roles. Implementation of practice of inclusion is across 130,000 employees working in over 56 countries.
Wipro Ltd., Promoting an inclusive workplace, India
How to include regional DPOs in education programmes funded by international development agencies
Sightsavers' Inclusive Futures, Multiple Countries: Integrates children with disabilities aged 4-14 into mainstream schools across five countries. Led by organizations of persons with disabilities, enrolled 1,607 children in 2021 and 2022, modeling international development funding.
Inclusive Futures, Bangladesh
Empowering non-formal schools in slum areas
The Action Foundation (TAF) is a youth-led NGO supporting children with physical disabilities and their families. In 2015, TAF launched the project targeting low-cost, non-formal schools in poor residential neighbourhoods. Since 2015, more than 1,600 children with and without disabilities have benefitted from the project.
The Action Foundation Kenya, Promoting Early Childhood Care and Education, Kenya
African telecom provider aiming at an inclusive workforce and accessible customer experience
Safaricom, a major mobile network operator from Kenya, committed to achieving a 5 per cent share of people with disabilities in its workforce by 2025. As part of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Programme, offices and sales outlets are being made barrier-free and products and services are being made more accessible.
Safaricom PLC, Diversity & Inclusion Programme, Kenya
University-based accessible e-learning centre for
students with disabilities
The Inclusive University Initiative of the NGO YPSA is an e-learning centre that provides accessible learning materials and volunteer support for students with visual impairments at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Launched in 2019, there were five projects at other universities in 2021 and a plan for an online self-study portal.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Inclusive University: An accessible e-resource centre in the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Government-level initiative to promote inclusive employment policies
The State Exchange on Employment & Disability is an initiative to help state and local governments take measures to integrate people with disabilities. Support is provided through intermediary organizations. Between 2015 and 2020 more than 300 integration policies were adopted by 42 US states and two territories.
US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED), United States of America
A variety of approaches to create jobs for people with visual impairments
The first phase started in 2007 and focused on technology to increase the learning potential of students with visual impairments. From 2012 to 2013, the emphasis was on vocational preparation, technological applications and advocacy for inclusive universities. 117 people found employment through the programme.
ICEVI - International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, Nippon Foundation Higher Education Project, Cambodia
UNICEF’s accessible digital textbooks for children with and without disabilities
UNICEF’s Accessible Digital Textbooks Initiative: Provides digital textbooks with audio narration and integrated sign language. By 2023, deployed in nine countries, benefiting over 2,500 students globally, with 66 prototypes developed.
Accessible Digital Textbooks (ADT) initiative, Colombia
Changing exclusionary behaviour patterns through advocacy
"It's about Ability" was a nationwide TV and radio campaign to improve the attitude towards Inclusive Education. Whereas in 2010 only 35% of the population found it acceptable for a child with a disability to attend the same class as their own non-disabled child, this figure increased to 78% in 2015.
UNICEF - Montenegro, “It's about Ability” Programme, 2010-2014, UNICEF Montenegro, in partnership with Government of Montenegro, EU and others, Montenegro, Montenegro