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    Werelden verbinden | 国际接轨

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    Samenwerking | 合作

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    Uitwisseling | 交流

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    Kennis | 知识

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    Ontwikkelingen | 发展

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    Samenwerking | 合作

According to the Second National Sample Survey of Disabled Persons in China (SNSSD) conducted in 2006*, it is estimated that China has a population of 5.8 million children living with some kind of disability. China has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. All children with disabilities in China are now entitled to access social services, like health care and education. Nonetheless, implementation will require much effort, and too many children with disabilities are still without critical services. Around one-thirdof such children do not attend primary school, and 60 per cent have never received any social assistance. Most children with disabilities live in poverty in rural areas. Local health care workers may not be qualified to provide rehabilitation services. Teachers may lack training in special needs education. Children with disabilities also suffer discrimination. Schools may refuse to enroll them, communities may shun them, and some families even consider them a shame or burden.

The lack of community-based family support and social services results in . . . . read more

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