North East India
CBR and Inclusive Education
In the provinces of North East India, Light for the World through its local partners engages in combining CBR and inclusive education programmes and support disability rights initiatives, with the goal of maximising the inclusion process. Four new CBR projects were started in 2017, acting at the same time as Resource Centres for Inclusive Education. Since the participating schools are all at different levels of inclusion, the “Special Schools Initiative” was started in June to offer individual support to special schools on their way to becoming inclusive.
Initial links with government schools have already been established and are being strengthened in 2018. We also successfully advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Our long-term partner Shishu Sarothi, through their Disability Law Unit (DLU), gives legal support to people with disabilities. In 2017, 1,709 children with disabilities accessed education in our projects, 6,723 received rehabilitation services in our CBR programmes. In total, we reached 46,276 people with our programme work in 2017, with rehabilitation, education, eye health and other support.