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Inclusive Education teacher-training modules in university courses
Teacher training in Inclusive Education for pre-service teachers is an addition to the standard university course offerings and is free of charge. Seven training modules were developed, including a train-the-trainer model. The training is then followed by practical experience and actual implementation in selected schools.
State University of Zanzibar, Teacher Training in Inclusive Education, Tanzania
OBLIGATORY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS
Uganda is among the first sub-Saharan countries to have developed their own accessibility standards. Uganda’s standards are mandatory for school construction projects and other public facilities. Also a National Accessibility Audit Committee and several District Accessibility Audit Committees were set up.
Ugandan Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, Uganda makes accessibility standards mandatory, Uganda
Improving Deaf Children’s Reading Through Technology
"All Children Reading" provides access to education for deaf children throughout Morocco. A key element is a software that helps teachers and parents to create teaching materials in Moroccan Sign Language (MSL). In addition, a sign language-friendly assessment for early learners was created, which is standardized and comparable.
IDRT - Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc., All Children Reading, Morocco
Affordable Hearing Aids through Solar Technology
Solar Ear manufactures low-cost, environmentally-friendly hearing aids and solar-rechargeable batteries. The company employs and trains people who are deaf to manufacture the hearing aids and to lead the replication of the technology. The company also runs a holistic hearing-loss detection and education programme.
Solar Ear, Botswana
USDC advocates for inclusive education and modifies existing school environments. Schools are made accessible through different factors: teachers, children and parents are sensitised; assistive devices are provided; children with disabilities are integrated into society.
USDC supports schools in helping them to become accessible. It also empowers the parents of children with disabilities to advocate for inclusive policies and teachers are sensitised about disability. To ensure sustainability, USDC works within existing structures and partners with government and other service providers.
Uganda Society for Disabled Children, A fully inclusive and accessible school in Uganda, Uganda
Placing teachers with disabilities in regular schools
The programme places teachers with disabilities in regular schools, supported by assistant teachers. While the focus was initially on visually impaired people, the initiative has now been extended and reaches out to persons with other disabilities as well. Between 2014 and 2016 more than 34 jobs were created.
Lesothian Ministry of Education and Training, Lesotho
Entrepreneurship training and support for persons with disabilities
The programme supports the self-employment of people with disabilities. Launched in 2018, the project was implemented in seven provinces by 2020. Of the 502 young entrepreneurs who received support after start-up, 360 are succeeding as entrepreneurs and 12 have secured sustainable employment.
KFF - Kadiwaku Family Foundation, Inclusive Entrepreneurship for Persons with Disabilities, Congo
Converting special schools into Inclusive Education centres
In 2018 CBM, in partnership with the Jairos Jiri Association, began converting three special schools into Inclusive Education centres. Each centre has a specific focus and serves also as an education platform on inclusion for local governments, companies, and schools while working closely with the community.
CBM - Christoffel Blind Mission International, Inclusive Educational Centres in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
A low-cost approach to early childhood development
Sightsavers has developed a model of Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) based on existing services and cost-effective methods. Sightsavers works together with local community-based childhood centres, produces learning materials and provides specially adapted bicycles to transport the children.
Sightsavers, Early Childhood Development in Malawi, Malawi
Stimulation kit and training for caregivers
The Ndinogona Stimulation Kit provides caregivers with tools, resources, and training to play with and stimulate children with disabilities, allowing them to participate in everyday activities. The kit includes four-colour-coded bags containing all the needed toys and assistive devices for facilitating participation. A manual illustrates over 100 activities and songs.
Uhambo Foundation, South Africa