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SI Uganda introduces the first community-based education curriculum

20 October 2014

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Working in partnership with the National Curriculum Development Centre, Sense International Uganda has drafted a community-based education curriculum - the first of its kind in the country.

The curriculum will provide a framework that will support deafblind children to learn in a home setting.

SI Uganda will work with the government to deliver the curriculum and to ensure that deafblind children do not miss out on education because they cannot attend school. To support delivery, specialist training for teachers will be provided along with a holistic rehabilitation programme for deafblind children, who have never attended school. A manual will also be produced for teachers and parents to use to teach children at home.

Josephine Akiru, Director of SI Uganda, said:

"Many public schools in Uganda are not accessible for deafblind children due to the lack of suitable facilities and specialist staff. As a result several children are out of school because of their disability. We hope that community based teaching will go a long way in improving access to education for deafblind learners."

 

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017