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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the …

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Contributing to equitable access to education

 St. Francis Primary School for the Blind, Madera provides basic education for learners with visual impairment from all over Uganda regardless of sex, ethnic grouping and religion. Currently the school has an enrollment of 80 children (43 boys and 37 girls) aged between 4 and 18 years.  90% of these …

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Little People need more attention?

Access to employment opportunities for Persons with disabilities in Ugandan communities can be a real nightmare. However, CBR as a strategy for inclusive development is steadily causing a mind shift in communities. Sarah Nawaggi, A Little Person of Uganda is one of the beneficiaries of this mind shift and she …

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Conceptualisation of community-based rehabilitation in Southern Africa: A systematic review

Vyvienne R. P. M’kumbuzi and Hellen Myezwa have indicated that whereas there is available data regarding CBR, there is less literature linking rights of PWDs and social components of the CBR matrix and have thus recommended that future research needs to address the rights of PWDs and the social components …

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CBR Research as Part of Community Development

Over the past 25 years, many developing countries have initiated CBR projects.  Articles on CBR have been published in international journals indicating that CBR has become an accepted approach in supporting people with disabilities, in their own community.  Exploration of these articles indicates that the research base for this assumption …

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Disability and Social Change: A South African Agenda

CBR has been implemented for a number of years now. What progress are we making? A South African Study explores challenges in regard to CBR implementation read more

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Understanding Community Based Rehabilitation in South Africa

Unlike other conventional rehabilitation programmes, which tend to be mainly medical and institutional, CBR is categorically based within a community development framework. The strategy of CBR places equal emphasis on inclusion, equality and socio-economic development as well as rehabilitation of all people with disabilities, a study by Create (2015) notes… …

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