This project is aimed to provide special need education materials, school feeding, life skill training and personal hygiene training to children with different types of disabilities. Moreover, the charity will provide awareness enhancement training to community members about persons with disabilities. The project also provides sign language and braille training to special need teachers functioning in the project area.
It is reported that about 97% of persons with disabilities do not enroll in primary and secondary schools due to the negative attitude of the community for persons with disabilities. Even those 3% attending education have no access for assistive technologies like special need education equipment and materials and suffer from basic food shortage because of extreme poverty. Teachers for special need education classes have very low skill in sign language and braille system.
We provide support to children with disability in terms of special need education equipment and materials as well as school feed so that we will minimize the number of school dropouts. We also provide reproductive health and life skill training for students with disabilities to alleviate the problems related to reproductive health disorders in adolescent girls with disabilities. We facilitate training on sign language and braille system for special need education teachers.
Education is a key input to alleviate poverty in poor countries like Ethiopia. This project will provide special need education materials support and school feeding to children with disabilities. This will enable children with disabilities to escape from absolute poverty.