Why Inclusive Education Benefits Everyone, Not Just the Disabled: With Jo Chopra-McGowan, Executive Director, Latika Roy Foundation

Almost 40% of children with disabilities in India have never attended a school of any sort—and even among those who have, 40% considered dropping out due to learning difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jo Chopra-McGowan, Executive Director at the Latika Roy Foundation, believes that if our education system were made more disability-friendly and inclusive, it would benefit all children, not just those with disabilities. How? Chirag Chinnappa spoke with her, to find out more.

Chirag is the Co-Founder of and Chief Editor at The Bastion. Most of his work is fuelled by dinner-table conversations where adults hold unwavering beliefs and an even stronger will to listen selectively.
Manasi is a writer, filmmaker, and musician who is keen on exploring issues of education, technology and community mental health. She has also been active in the beatboxing and slam poetry communities of India. Off-the-clock, she can be found cycling, daydreaming, or daydreaming about cycling. Manasi works as The Bastion's Multimedia Associate.

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