The Action Foundation (TAF) has officially launched their report on the education of children with disabilities inKibera, Kenya’s largest slum.
The aims of the report include establishing the baseline Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) regarding the education of children with disabilities and analyzing the factors hindering the inclusion of these children in mainstream education.
The report has the following highlights:
1. Two per cent (2%) of the entire population of the sampled schools are children with disabilities.
2. Intellectual disability has the highest prevalence in schools, followed by physical disability and visual impairment.
3. Radio is the most accessible channel for people to get informed about disability issues.
4. More than 60 per cent of head teachers and teachers agree that children with disabilities should learn together with their peers without disabilities in mainstream classrooms.
5. Child centered teaching methodologies are perceived to be most helpful in accommodating children with disabilities in regular classrooms.
6. Ninety nine per cent (99%) of teachers in sampled schools do not have the training or background on disability and inclusive education.