The Educator



The topics of the articles in this issue mesh well

with the theme of this ICEVI Day “Education For

All Children with Visual Impairment: Beyond 2015”

and I am sure that many of the authors will be

present. We are delighted that Mr. Sasakawa,

Chairman of the Nippon Foundation and one of

our major funders, and Mrs. Camilla Croso,

Chairperson of the Global Campaign for

Education, have each agreed to give a keynote

address at the inaugural session of the ICEVI Day

which will be held jointly with WBU.

advocacy, we are proposing to conduct a Strategic

Review of the vision, mission and objectives of

ICEVI at the beginning of the next Quadrennium.

In summary, 2015 has been a very productive

year for ICEVI and we look forward to another

constructive year for the organisation in 2016.

Colin Low

President, ICEVI

Finally, in recognition of ICEVI’s developing role,

particularly in the areas of networking and

Message from The Editor

Dear colleagues and friends,

I am pleased to share with you

the latest edition of the

Educator, dedicated to the

topic of Reaching the

Unreached. It was amazing to

receive an outpouring of

responses to this theme.

I'm sure that you will enjoy the diverse articles

that we received. As you read you will travel to

all corners of the world, including remote areas

of Australia; the Kibera slum in Nairobi and to

the Philippines - so many different cultures and

solutions to the challenges of getting to the

millions of children and young adults in need of

services. They are all a testimonial to individual

commitment and creativity of people in our field.

As we thought about the next issue of the

Educator, we looked back and were surprised to

find that fifteen years has passed since our last

issue that was dedicated solely to topics in Early

Intervention, so it seems like an important time

to address it again. It is a topic that is very

timely since, in many countries creative models

of early intervention are being developed to

support the youngest members of society.

The theme will be Partnerships in Early

Intervention since, at every level, it is a

partnership. We are hoping to see articles that

speak to partnerships with families; partnerships

between medical and educational communities;

partnerships between programs and

governments. We are also hoping to see articles

that relate to services for unique segments of the

population, teacher training, and of course

individual case studies.

In the meantime, I hope that you will be inspired

as you read on.

With gratitude and best wishes,

Marianne Riggio


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