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Debate about inclusive education in Ecuador

People sitting in chairs watching at a person with dark sunglasses with a microphone. In the background there is a larg table with four people sitting behind it. There is also a flag of Ecuador.
During the forum, persons with visual disabilities in the audience had the chance to express their opinions.

On 14 May 2014, CBM held a forum on limitations and accomplishments for inclusive education in Ecuador in the context of the Global Action Week for Education.

In the context of the Global Action Week for Education, which  focused on Inclusive Education for 2014 edition, CBM held a forum on the limitations and accomplishments of inclusive education in Ecuador, on May 14. 2014. This initiative was organised in coordination with the Social Contract for Education Ecuador (Contrato Social por la Educación), the Global Education Campaign and the Salesiana University (abbreviated as UPS in Spanish).

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Six people sitting behind a large table. One of them has a microphone in his hands. ©CBM
From left to right: Mario Mora, Miriam Gallegos, Etzon Romo, BLanquita Chicaiza and Anaité Vargaz
Mario Mora, Coordinator of the Programme Unit of CBM Regional Office for Latin America, was the moderator of the forum. Representatives from different organisations participated in the forum: Etzon Romo, Vice Minister Coordinator of Social Development; Miriam Gallegos, Coordinator of the Investigation Line for Inclusive Education from UPS, Anaite Vargas, mother of a child with disabilities; and as a spokesperson for persons with disabilities, Blanquita Chicaiza, student in second semester at the communication faculty of UPS.
More than 200 people attended the event, including persons with disabilities. They were able to address questions to the presenters. This activity increased the visibility of multilateral efforts to achieve universal access to education in Ecuador.

More information:

Global Campaign for Education (GCE) 2014

CBM and partners involved in the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a movement working to end the global education crisis



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