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One Class for all

Changing systems – Changing children's lives

Let's build a future, where every child can go to school

One Class For All is an inclusive education programme in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Inclusive education transforms education systems to increase access, acceptance, participation and learning achievement among all children, regardless of their disabilities, by removing barriers and enhancing the capacity of the education system to accommodate diversity.

A lasting impact on the lives of children with disabilities

32 million children with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries are out of school. They are being denied their right to receive quality education and deprived of their dreams of a better and sustainable future. One Class For All is working on several levels in order to guarantee those children their right to schooling. 

Action Plan 2022

So every child can go to school.


with disabilities will be reached through rehabilitation programmes


with disabilities will have access to quality education


will be trained


will be reached


of education systems

How Wendabos life changed forever

10-year-old Wendabo was born without armsor legs in a small rural village in Burkina Faso. One Class For All provided physio and a wheelchair, and also helped with teacher training, enabling her to visit an inclusive school. Today, Wendabo is a lively schoolgirl, popular and outgoing with a big dream: She wants to be a teacher when she’s older. 

How One Class for All triggers system change

Lasting systemic change for an inclusive society requires working on all levels:

Grafik Systemwandel
  • LOCALLY with partners who directly work with children and their families, rehabilitation and health facilities, community based rehabilitation workers, schools, teachers and communities
  • NATIONALLY with ministries, regional bureaus and other stakeholders to establish legal frameworks and facilitate learning and exchange
  • INTERNATIONALLY through partnerships and alliances advocating disability inclusive education financing and monitoring commitments:

Support change with your investment 

One Class For All is a growing and evolving education programme in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.

Be part of a group of investors who trigger the lasting systemic change needed in education systems to unleash the potential of the 2.4 million children with disabilities who have been excluded from quality inclusive education. Get in touch with us and learn more about this unique education programme. 

Investing in inclusive education

  • helps children to attend school
  • reduces poverty
  • benefits individual and national economies 
  • improves stability, peace and security
  • contributes to healthier populations

One Class For All in the Media

The Guardian:

The girl who did not hide


Der smarte Kontinent


Vom Rande der Gesellschaft ins Klassenzimmer

ZEIT Verlag:

Jedes Kind hat ein Recht auf Bildung

Our Impact Report is available for downloading

What our supporters say

Foto Susanne Hillebrand
We want to create a lasting impact through our foundation. We aim to support the most marginalised – in Africa these are children with disabilities who are often deprived of their future. With One Class For All we have the right instruments at hand to realise a sustainable impact, to trigger change in the education system and create a ripple-effect across sub-Saharan Africa. Light for the World is an expert organisation that pursues a unique and professional approach. My family and I are proud to be part of it and to be able to change the lives of children with disabilities.
~ Susanne Hillebrand
Incorporator, Hil Foundation
Foto: Marie-Louise Hofmann

Your contact person: 

Marie-Louise Hofmann

+43 1 810 13 00 – 60
m.hofmann [at]