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Handicap International is working to ensure that the most vulnerable groups, which include children and adults with disabilities, are properly cared for and included in Algerian society. To achieve this, it is crucial that their rights and needs are recognised. 

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Handicap International is working to ensure that the most vulnerable groups, which include children and adults with disabilities, are properly cared for and included in Algerian society. To achieve this, it is crucial that their rights and needs are recognised. 
Handicap International is working to ensure that the most vulnerable groups, which include children and adults with disabilities, are properly cared for and included in Algerian society. To achieve this, it is crucial that their rights and needs are recognised. 

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Handicap International works with children with disabilities in Algeria to improve the care they receive, both in specialist institutions, and within the mainstream school system. The organisation is running pilot projects to meet these objectives in Setif and Tizi Ouzou. Parents, the media, and education stakeholders are given awareness raising sessions on the universal right to education (all children have the right to attend school) and teachers receive training in inclusive teaching and learning techniques (methods to enable children with disabilities to follow lessons).

The organisation also supports disabled people’s organisations to help ensure their voice is heard by local and public authorities, in the same way as other civil society organisations. In the eastern wilayas (provinces) of Batna, Constantine, Mila, Oum El Bouaghi and Setif, Handicap International and its local partners makes sure that the rights of orphaned children with disabilities are respected.

Handicap International also works in southern Algeria with the Sahrawi refugees. The organisation improves the accessibility of rehabilitation care for people with disabilities as well as the access to education for children with disabilities living in refugee camps. 

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Background

Though the status and public perception of people with disabilities is changing in Algeria, their inclusion in society remains unsatisfactory. 

Since the country gained its independence, the Algerian government has pursued a determined social policy, mindful among other things of the need to protect disabled and/or the most vulnerable children and teenagers. For this reason, the Algerian government ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 19th December 1992, along with the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in May 2009. Although the public perception of disability is changing, the inclusion of disabled people into civil society and application of legislation to protect them is still far from satisfactory.

Key figures Algeria - Handicap International
Key figures Algeria - Handicap International
WHERE your support HELPS

Partners

  • Support for people with neuromuscular diseases
    French muscular dystrophy association (AFM), ADEM Association from Constantine, Sétif Muscular Dystrophy Association, Batna Muscular Dystrophy Association, Défi Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    Supporting the ANIS Centre so as to improve care for children with disabilities
    The teaching and admin staff at the ANIS centre and the children who come to the centre.

    Inclusive education and inclusive local development
    Regional project run in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
    The Association of parents of children with cerebral palsy (APIMC – Sétif) and the Association of Disabled People and their Friends (AHLA - Bouzeguène / Tizi Ouzou).