Improving Education and Social Protection for Children with Disabilities

In the framework of the OSI-funded project “Improving Education and Social Protection for Children with Disabilities (CWDs)” phase III, EFCA raised awareness of caregivers, teachers, PMPC members, and CSOs on rights of CWDs to an inclusive education with information packs, trainings and consultations. A pilot Education Resource Centre was established within the Lebedinovka school in Bishkek and run a 6-month pre-primary education program designed to prepare CWDs to join mainstream primary school. Following Kyrgyzstan’s 2011 signature of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), EFCA organized a working group to provide recommendations to harmonize national legislation for ratification of the Convention.

My son wakes up and immediately gets ready for school. He has adapted very quickly here. At home, he sits down to do his homework. Before he did not even know letters, and now he is beginning to read and write, count figures. I tried to teach him at home by myself, but I got nowhere. In the resource centre he learned everything very quickly.

Valentina Kiseleva, a care giver of a child with special needs
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