A new initiative has been launched in 15 Pacific Island countries to improve educational standards.
The Pacific Regional Inclusive Education Review was launched last week with each country having their own national surveys with the assistance of community groups, NGOs and stakeholders.
It has has been signed by Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The Pacific Disability Forum comprises one of the many networks used to complete the survey, and it has roots in 21 countries.
It's main objective is to ensure children, including those living with disabilities, access quality learning.
The Forum's CEO Setareki Macanawai said the review allows for an understanding of the current issues within education across the region.
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