Mbita School for All
IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL AND LIFE OPPORTUNITIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN THE RURAL AND SEMI-ARID AREAS OF MBITA CONSTITUENCY IN KENYA
Implementation period: 2017-2018
The main aim of the project is to improve the educational and life opportunities of children with disabilities attending schools with special units in the rural and semi-arid areas of Gembe, Rusinga, and Mfangano Island in Mbita Constituency in Kenya.
- To get an in-depth knowledge about the living conditions, educational and social challenges and opportunities of children with disabilities.
- To increase access to knowledge on inclusive education to teachers working in Mbita.
- To create a network of experts in inclusive education.
- To increase access to school infrastructure adapted to the needs of children with disabilities
- To develop inclusive education methodologies and knowledge among primary schools teachers.
- To increase knowledge, change attitudes and practices among parents of children with disabilities. To assist parents through parents support groups.
- To increase knowledge about disability and initiate change in attitudes towards inclusive education among local communities representatives and authorities.
- To increase knowledge and change attitudes towards children with disabilities among pupils attending schools with special units.
- Research about life and educational situation of children with disabilities in Mbita Constituency.
- Creation, publishing and distribution of a handbook on methods and tools of inclusive education among teachers.
- A training of trainers and coaching of special education teachers who would form a network of experts
- Methodology and tools testing during pilot trainings conducted by inclusive education network of experts.
- Construction of new classrooms in 4 schools with special units.
- Renovation and adaptation of 11 schools with special units, furnishing of all special unit with adequate furniture
- Provision of new educational materials adapted to the needs and capabilities of children with disabilities.
- Inclusive education training for 120 teachers from 11 schools with special units.
- Post-training coaching for teachers – classroom observation, individual support and reflective meetings.
- Seminars on education, health, protection and children rights for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.
- Formation of support groups for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities
- Inclusive education promotion through households visits, educational campaigns, family picnics
- Workshops about disability, tolerance and discrimination prevention for about 3,850 pupils from 11 primary schools.
- Eye clinic for students, teachers, parent and community members