Keywords: Kenya, inclusive school, low income country, training teachers and caregivers, peer-learning app
Promoting Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
|Name of Organisation||The Action Foundation|
|Type of organisation||NGO|
|Funding model||Mainly donor-funded, added by product sales, and in-kind support of the community|
Our inclusive education capacity building interventions have reached 240 teacher, 800 caregivers and 21 school heads. Our volunteer learning support assistants as have put in over 12000 hours of training in 21 partner schools reaching over 1600 Children with and without disabilities. Our Somesha Android App and toolkit provides a platform for peer learning and sharing on Inclusive Education.
Children with disability and their care givers were asked for their views concerning what they consider priority needs and they cited the need for better interventions around access to quality education for their children. We gathered vital baseline information on; social, economic and educational needs of CWDs; and held a discussion of available services in the community to support CWD.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:
|Children with disabilities||Capacity building and advocacy for support services including occupational therapy, assistive devices, referrals for medical care, safeguarding and nutritional|
|195 Children reached through direct health and nutrition|
services, 350 reached with inclusive education support and 2036 nutritious meals provided to CWDs
|Girls and women with disabilities||Empowerment through training on digital technology skills, sexual & reproductive health and life skills||95 Girls with disabilities mentored and trained in life skills|
|Care givers of children with disabilities||Economic Empowerment through financial education/literacy, micro enterprise development and linkages to formal financial institutions||105 care givers reached through financial literacy skills training and linked to micro-financing institutions|