National Round tables on Inclusive Education Paraguay

Hosted by our members in Paraguay, Fundacion Saraki on 9-11October.

The event held different sessions facilitating discussions with the main authorities of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) and other Government authorities, with Special Education Centers and with mainstream Schools and Centers.

In this event, the participants highlighted the challenges they encounter and the  actions they should take as local actors, to implement Law No. 5136/13 of Inclusive Education.

The meeting was enriching because the different representatives of the civil society expressed their needs in first person and they got empowered to keep on fighting for the public policies on the matter.

Diane Richler, Chair of Catalyst for Inclusive Education, spoke about the importance of giving timely support to succeed in Inclusive Education and the skills special education professionals need to have to be able to transform education and achieving complete inclusion

Diane also addressed the myths and the facts of Inclusive Education, as well as the new challenges schools have regarding the new standards of educational quality.


Catalyst for Inclusive education is an Inclusion International initiative linking members across countries, across regions, and across the globe with technical and other partners. The programme helps our members’ inclusive education projects and initiatives build on larger education reform efforts.

Inclusion International members can join Catalyst here.