Inclusive education is based on the right of all learners to a quality education that meets basic learning needs and enriches lives. Focusing particularly on vulnerable and marginalized groups, it seeks to develop the full potential of every individual, to end all forms of discrimination and foster social cohesion.
In Tanzania, many children are excluded from education because of poverty, inequity, and discrimination, based on factors ranging from gender, disability, and ethnicity, to language, status, and lifestyle. To address these barriers, UNESCO supports the government to implement an Inclusive Education strategy, sensitizing decision-makers and practitioners on the meaning and importance of Inclusive Education. As part of this effort, UNESCO is piloting an innovative new toolkit for Creating Inclusive and Learner Friendly Environments in schools, designed to empower primary and secondary school teachers with practical knowledge and methods.
For more information on UNESCO’s global support to Inclusive Education, click here.