Education and Inclusion
Goal: To promote the educational development of girls, children with disability, migrant children and other vulnerable populations in Northern Ghana, through basic education, social and political empowerment
ProNet North's efforts in inclusive education has helped in the transformation of schools and other centres of learning to cater for all children including boys and girls, students from ethnic and linguistic minorities, rural populations, vulnerable populations and those with various forms of disabilities and learning difficulties by providing learning opportunities for children within the ages of 8 to 14. This has helped eliminate exclusion that is a consequence of negative attitudes and a lack of response to diversity in economic status, social class, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ability.
Education takes place in many contexts, both formal and non-formal, and within families and the wider community. Consequently, inclusive education is not a marginal issue but central to the achievement of high quality education for all learners and the development of more inclusive societies. Inclusive education is essential to achieve social equity and is a constituent element of lifelong learning.
The Department of Education and Inclusion currently runs the following projects and programmes, Tackling Education Needs Inclusively, Complementary Basic Education, ESONG and Girls Education Fund.