The Dupont Organization for Social Development (ODDS) organized on Wednesday May 25, 2022 in Bobo-Dioulasso the fourth regional conference on Inclusive Education (IE) in the Hauts-Bassins region. This fourth edition is placed under the theme “Owning a second regional action plan 2022-2024 for inclusive education”.
This regional conference aims to improve access to education for children with disabilities through the ownership of the 2022-2024 Three-Year Action Plan for Inclusive Education of actors; improving stakeholders ’understanding of the three -year action plan; clarify the roles and responsibilities of each actor in implementing the plan; distribute the three-year action plan document to the authorities and implementation actors, proceed with the official launch of the project to promote inclusive education in Houet province.
This second three -year action plan was adopted by all stakeholders at the third regional conference held on March 18, 2021.
- The participants
With a view to the successful implementation of this plan, it has been proven that it is necessary to make it known to the actors involved and widely disseminated so that they are eligible for it.
This was part of the regional conference on inclusive education in the Hauts Bassins region.
In fact, as part of the implementation of its activities, ODDS through the Disability and Inclusive Development Program is working to make inclusive education a reality in the Hauts Bassins region. To this end, it implements activities, one of the most important of which is the annual organization of a regional conference on inclusive education in the Hauts Bassins region.
This second three -year action plan was adopted by all stakeholders during the third regional conference held on March 18, 2021.
- Sister Gisèle Coulibaly, vice president of ODDS
The communications related to the following points: a presentation and reminder of the activities of the three -year action plan; a reminder of the roles and responsibilities of actors in implementing the action plan; dissemination and delivery of the three -year action plan document to the implementing authorities and actors and presentation and official launch of the project to promote inclusive education in Houet province.
Participants included regional directors of state services, Houet provincial directors, heads of special delegations from municipalities and regions, the governor of Hauts Bassins, structures active in the field of IS , Bobo-Dioulasso organizations of people with disabilities, civil society associations and organizations, parents of children/youth with disabilities, resource persons and associates, and others.
- Sister Nathalie Dembélé, head of the disability and inclusive development program at ODDS
According to Sister Gisèle Coulibaly, vice president of ODDS, the results of the first three-year plan have been positive. He also considered positive the motivation to participate in the event, and especially the presence of the authorities who showed their willingness to participate.
According to Sister Nathalie Dembélé, head of the disability and inclusive development program at ODDS, this fourth conference is structured around two main axes. Initially, they will adapt a second three-year plan for inclusive education in Hauts-Bassins. The second axis was a presentation of the project to promote inclusive education in Hauts-Bassins funded by their technical and financial partner, the Netherlands. Also, this fourth conference wants to stake and remember the responsibilities of everyone, namely the authorities, the decision makers, all stakeholders and everyone in education, for inclusive education.
- Ba Seydou Ouattara, deputy High Commissioner of Houet Province
Ba Seydou Ouattara, deputy High Commissioner of Houet province, assured that inclusive education is an issue taken seriously by the highest community authorities and as proof, the community has made a 2019 direction responsible for -facing issues exclusively. related to education. In addition, the municipality, in its recent constructions in relation to educational infrastructure, provides an accessory for people with disabilities, which means that they consider it inclusive education.
- Family photo
Ba Seydou Ouattara expressed the expectation that these conclusions may be useful because they are not enough to meet and then to an undiscovered.
The Dupont Organization for Social Development (ODDS) is a structure created by the Annunciation Sisters of Bobo-Dioulasso (SAB) and legally recognized since 2014 to support the development of social practices for the benefit of vulnerable groups. As a result, ODDS engages in many social areas including education, health, women’s advancement, protection of children and promotion of socio-economic inclusion of people with disabilities.