The 2030 agenda for sustainable development are the new milestones in the process of inclusive development; The SDGs include persons with disabilities thus opening doors for their active participation and recognition as contributor’smembers of the society. SDG4 seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learningopportunities for all, Equality of access to all levels of education for person with disabilities and inclusive, accessiblelearning environment for all.
It is the primary responsibility of the national government as a duty bearer to ensure that children have access to qualityeducation without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity. The right to education is a human rightrecognized under Kenya constitution and other international human rights instruments such as the UN convention of therights of children (CRC) Article 28 and 29 and the UN convention of persons with disabilities (CRPD) Article 24 and 32.
It’s presently estimated that 65 million primary and secondary school aged children in developing countries have adisabilities of whom a half are out of schools.
Over the past years the Liliane fonds in collaborations with its strategic partners (Cheshire disability services kenya ) haveheld an annual event (Ring a bell) campaign to raise awareness on issues touching on disabilities, the even is heldannually in the month of march, for the year 2018, the event is scheduled on the 21st March 2018,
Objectives of the campaign.
The Campaign has the following objectives:
• We Ring The Bell' campaign is aimed at drawing attention on the right to education for children with disabilitieswho are not able or not allowed to go to school many of whom are hidden in homes from fear of discrimination andstigmatization from the public.
• To promote inclusive Education in the Regular Schools.
• Through speeches from successful role models living with disabilities the Campaign was to encourage
• Involve the duty bearers and the media on awareness creation on we” Ring a Bell Campaign” on inclusive Education.
To achieve this the implementing partners through their networks will crate platforms to engage the policy makers, localadministration, media, opinion leaders and community members to participate in this days event.
As part of the campaign, making as much Noise as possible for one minute in the schoolyards, using bells, drums toattract the attention of policy makers and others who are able to eliminate the barriers that prevent children withdisabilities to go to school.
Please lets sign our manifesto online at www.welcometoschool.org. also the pictures and videos of the day events willbe posted on the twitter paltform #welcometoschool