Community-based education in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

In Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, there are at least 49,000 children with deafblindness children but only 243 in specialist deafblind units.

Older woman with a little deafblind boyThe vast majority get no education at all.

In 2014, with support from the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan governments, we will pilot a community-based education programme which will provide a model of low-cost education for children with deafblindness that can be rolled out across the countries.

We will set up nine regional centres (three per country) that will act as education and training hubs.

The centres will teach 700 children over a three-year period. At present the only way these children could get an education is if the governments built and staffed 50 new deafblind units.

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First published: Friday 6 September 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017