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.
- A fully inclusive and accessible school in Uganda
- Uganda Society for Disabled Children
- Country of Implementation
- Subsaharan Africa
- First published
“Making learning accessible by leaving no child behind.” Dolorence WERE
USDC empowers the parents of children with disabilities to advocate for inclusive policies; teachers, students and governments are sensitised about disability and the value of inclusive education. USDC supports schools in helping them to become accessible and to provide the necessary equipment: children with movement disorders require ramps, widened corridors and adapted toilet facilities; children with hearing impairments require aids and sign language; individuals with visual impairments require instructional materials like Braille machines; children with learning disabilities require specialised learning aids.
Disability in Uganda remains a big challenge due to negative attitudes. The negative attitudes largely derive from the following factors: ignorance, poverty, cultural beliefs and customs. In order to give children with disabilities access to general school education, capacity-building and supportive equipment for special needs education is needed.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Capacity building, advocacy