Inclusive Education

Ensuring girls and boys living in low-income settings have access to inclusive education systems.
Our programme aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, which emphasizes upgrading the education systems to become more inclusive for children with disabilities.

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Our education programme aims to involve children with disabilities from different socioeconomic backgrounds in regular schools and provide equitable learning opportunities based on their specific needs by breaking physical, attitudinal, and informational barriers. We work on the premise that all children should learn and play together regardless of their different abilities and impairments.

To achieve this, teachers, who are the fundamental enablers, are given additional skills and training. Our pre- and in-service training helps them prepare for the practical challenges of involving children with different impairments in classrooms. Our interventions result in inclusive teaching methodology, accessible curriculums & infrastructure, and breaking attitudinal barriers among parents, peer groups, school management committees, and communities. In addition to this, we also have programmes on early identification and intervention for children who are successfully included in school education.

CBM strives to promote inclusive education addressing above components through our unique programme, learning together playing together

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“The first time I took students of 3rd standard to the Inclusive Park, a girl got so excited that she jumped out of her wheelchair and took almost two steps; we were all so surprised and happy”.

 

Wandalin Char
Teacher, Bethany Society, Shillong
An Inclusive Park supported by CBM at Bethany Society, Shillong.

 

Programme Milestones

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  • 2019

    Collaborated with UNESCO on release of N for Nose: A report on Inclusive Education

  • 2014

    Launched Include Vidya campaign for promoting Inclusive Education in seven states of India and expansion of education programmes in North India.

  • 1993

    Marga Schulze Scholarship for higher education of girl students with visual impairment initiated

  • 1989

    The first computerized Braille book production system introduced in the Ramakrishna Vidyalaya, Coimbatore with the assistance of CBM.

Our Impact

93,387

Children with disabilities enrolled in schools

25,502

Teachers trained

7,181

Parents/caregivers trained for home-based academic support

44,812

Persons with disabilities enrolled in integrated/inclusive settings

Case Stories

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RCI – CBID Training Program

Admissions are now open for the 2nd batch of the RCI-CBID certification programme. Interested candidates may apply here: RCI-CBID-Application – CBM (cbmindia.org). The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)…

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Teaching Basic Computer Skills to Change Lives

Youth education and employment are top policy priorities in India. However, this country’s unemployment rate among underprivileged youths (15-34 years) was roughly 25% in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic…

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Education of Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Rudolf: Bethany Society’s Mini-Tiger Shroff

Rudolf is the six-year-old star of Bethany society. He aspires to be the next Tiger Shroff when he grows up. Seeing Rudolf work passionately on his moves at…

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Access to Inclusive Education is the first step towards empowering those living with disabilities to fight for an equitable future.