International Day of Education

          The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, goes further to stipulate that countries shall make higher education accessible to all. This year we would like to focus our attention of Iraq’s educational system and availability of education for all. Iraq has a rich history and culture and its people are warmhearted and welcoming but unfortunately its educational system has declined in some areas. Especially when it comes to education for the kids with disability (Mute, Deaf and Blind ). Both the educational system and the general public tend to degrade kids who are disabled and shun them from the society. There are lack of resources for kids with disability and they are seen as a toll to the society as oppose to possible contributors to the society.

          In many countries there are laws protecting the Disabled individuals from discrimination, there are incentives for business to become more accessible for the disabled individuals and overall there is a more inclusiveness approach towards people with disability. To the extend that it is a culture to be a job creator who hires people with disabilities. Educational system has the responsibility to facilitate learning platforms for kids with disability so when they grow up they have all the tools and skills to advance in the society. We ask all governments to also target the social norms and taboos that marginalizes the disabled individuals and promote social norms that is more welcoming towards these individuals.