Education

Children have the right to participate in all school activities

Inclusive education is a tactic that empowers all children to experience a sense of belonging within their local schools. This was highlighted by the Minister for Education, Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy today while launching the special and inclusive education policy and implementation plan in Suva. Minister Reddy stressed that children can exceed expectations only if […]

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November 30, 2016 8:20 am

Inclusive education is a tactic that empowers all children to experience a sense of belonging within their local schools.

Minister for Education Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy cuts cake with Suv a children to mark the launch of the Special and Inclusive Education Policy and Implementation Plan in Suva yesterday.
Minister for Education Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy cuts a cake with Suv children to mark the launch of the Special and Inclusive Education Policy and Implementation Plan in Suva yesterday.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Education, Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy today while launching the special and inclusive education policy and implementation plan in Suva.

Minister Reddy stressed that children can exceed expectations only if they are provided with the right tools and a conducive environment.

REDDY: “It is based on the principle that all children have the right to fully participate in all school activities and their communities alongside their peers, and the understanding that all children can learn – if they are provided with an appropriate learning environment, appropriate equipment and parental support,”

Minister Reddy added they were working closely with the Access to Quality Education Programme (AQEP), which is funded by the Australian Aid Programme through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Special and Inclusive Education Unit to allow children with disabilities to access education.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be observed on December 3rd with the theme, “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”.

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