“They Realized that we are Indeed Capable of Studying:” The SDGs and Educating People with Disabilities

Sustainable Development Goal Number 4 Source: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html

Sustainable Development Goal Number 4
Source: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html

The theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated on Thursday, December 3rd, was “Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of all Abilities.” This Day is aimed at creating awareness about disability issues aimed at developing an “inclusive and accessible society for all.” This year, the Day was also celebrated against the backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) [discussed in an earlier post]. According to Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapothe Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group, one of the achievements of the SDGs is that they have at least 11 references to disability. Continue reading

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Innovation and Technology Is Not Only For Wealth

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‘Their data driven, tech-enabled system, currently serves more than 100,000 students in three countries, and we are continually looking for ways to improve and to expand access to high-quality education for all children’.

—  EDTechReview

When it comes to educational innovation and technology, people are inclined to think about internet applications even robot learning, however, innovation and technology is not restricted to wealthy people. The 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education awarded 6 educational programs winners, all of them focus on improving education, providing advanced education resources for underprivileged people within global scale. Continue reading