Disability Inclusion

  • Depending on the source, it is estimated that there are between 93 and 150 million children in the world living with at least one form of disability
  • Almost nine out of ten children living with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school.
  • Child mortality among children with disabilities can be no less than 80 per cent in countries where the average mortality rate for children below the age of five has fallen to below 20 per cent
  • Poverty is a strong contributory factor to disability. At the same time, disability has a tendency to lock people into poverty. Families where one or more are living with disabilities are at increased risk of living in poverty. One cause of poverty is that working time is lost because time is spent on care.

Empowered Children, transformed communities.