Developing Countries: Education
Stephen O'Brien (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, International Development; Eddisbury, Conservative)
The Department for International Development's (DFID) is committed to ensuring its education investments will reach all children, including those with a disability through our support to multilateral, international and non-governmental organisations. We recognise that disability is a major factor excluding children from school and we are working with our country partners to tailor our education support; for example, in Malawi, we have helped approximately 700,000 children with disabilities to enter education. Through DFID support 4,200 classrooms have been constructed and 70% of these have ramp access.