Inclusive Education (IE) is a developmental approach that refers to all areas of education. This is to enable a diversified and effective inclusion open to and taking into account all learners regardless of ethnicity, religion, geographic location, economic and social standing. In Cambodia, school enrolment amongst disadvantaged populations, such as the poorest of the poor, ethnic minorities, and children with disabilities, are still low particularly in remote and rural areas.
In response to the local need, UNESCO works very closely with both the central and local government, UNICEF and NGOs to initiate policy dialogues between policy makers and stakeholders for policy formulation and implementation. As a step towards including ethnic minority groups in remote areas, UNESCO supports the MoEYS to promote bilingual literacy classes in the Ratanakiri province. This is mainly implemented through the Provincial and District Education offices. Local teachers are trained from rural villages where the literacy classes are conducted. To read more about this project please see the section on Education throughout Life.