“I Would Like to Go to School” Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Lebanon

“We are always scared of tomorrow because the school could say we need to remove him.” —Huda, the mother of Wael, a 10-year-old boy with autism in Beirut, Lebanon. 

The recent report by HRW documents the barriers children with disabilities face across Lebanon in getting an education, akin to the state of affairs in India. One of the findings of the report states that “schools routinely bar children with disabilities from admission, in violation of Lebanese and international law. And for those who manage to enroll, most schools do not take reasonable steps to provide them with a quality education alongside their peers.” As a result, many children stay at home and receive no education at all. #educatiomatters #disabilitymatters #educationforall