Using different approaches

Health, Education and Training for CWD’s

This project, implemented across three districts, is intended to improve the health and education of CWD’s. Its objectives are to increase knowledge on childhood disability and protection of CWD’s, increase capacity of duty bearers to protect CWD’s from abuse and to improve coordination monitoring and review.

Accompanied by a number of media campaigns key activities include providing training to network organizations on mainstreaming disability issues within their programs, training parents and care providers in psychological support for CWD’s, lobbying and supporting for the passing of the disability act and special needs and inclusive education policy.

Using the Child to Child approach

Promoting Inclusive Education for CwDs in Uganda using a Participatory ‘Child-to-Child’ Approach USDC along side the UK based partner organisation AbleChildAfrica is implementing a three year project Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID/UKaid). The project aims to bring Inclusive Education to some of the most marginalised children in the area using a participatory Child to Child approach.

This approach puts children at the heart of all activities, including the identification and engagement with disabled children out of school in their communities, and believes children can be powerful advocates to improve understanding of disability in their schools and communities. The project also involves working alongside families, teachers and communities to lobby-

government and Kyambogo University (specializing in Special Needs and Inclusive Education training) to advocate for inclusive education to be a priority issue and the Child to Child approach to be mainstreamed across national primary education services.

This is a three year pilot project working with schools and communities in the three Districts of Adjumani, Nebbi and Lira.