Inclusive Education (IE) in Rukwa, Katavi and Singida
In Tanzania, disability is a subject that is very taboo. Many believe that witch doctors are behind it or that it is a punishment from God. Therefore, many children with disabilities are kept indoors and do not come to school or participate in contact with peers.
In collaboration with the local partners in the IFI* consortium and Singida Town Center Church, IAS DK works to make schools and society more open to children with disabilities. We run information campaigns and teacher training, improve the schools' physical environment and put pressure on the authorities to optimize conditions for the disabled. In small local examination centers, the degree of the child's disability is assessed and the parents receive guidance.
Work on inclusive education in Singida in central Tanzania is supported by the DMRU, while work in Rukwa and Katavi in the south-west of the country is part of the program work, which is also being implemented in Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan. It is financed through CISU (Civil Society in Development) with 12.8 million danish kroner, over three years.
* IFI is a collective term for the three partners in Rukwa and Katavi: IAS Tanzania, Free Pentecostal Church of Tanzania (FPCT) and Information Center on Disabilities (ICD).
Local farmers in Sanjaranda are strengthened
In Sanjaranda in central Tanzania, we train farmers and mobilize them in networking groups. By knowing their rights and being organized in agricultural associations, farmers can together stand stronger and improve their conditions through lobbying at the local level and on to the district and regional level.
The project is a collaboration with Sanjaranda Bible College and Rural Training Center.