THE teaching of children living with disabilities will soon become part of Fiji's education system.
Sixty-seven teachers from around the country are attending a three-day workshop at Suva's Holiday Inn to familiarise themselves with a pilot project to introduce disability inclusive education in primary schools.
The project, an initiative of the Education Ministry and the Australian government, aims to increase access to education for children with disabilities in Fiji and increase retention and completion rates and learning outcomes.
Speaking at the launch of the project, AusAID counsellor Sarah Goulding said the access to quality education program (AQEP) disability inclusion strategy seeks to increase the options for education of children with disabilities.
The project will be piloted at South Taveuni Primary School in the North, Tavua District School in the West, Adi Maopa Primary School in the Eastern Division, Ratu Latianara Primary School in the Central Division and the Arya Samaj Primary School in Suva.