Every child in Kenya who has a disability — no matter his/her nature/ condition — has the right to go to school. SEP ensures teachers, parents and caregivers receive information and training that helps them to better understand their children with disabilities, how to integrate him/her in school and support him/her in their individual learning processes. Furthermore, SEP is raising awareness on inclusive education. It aims at reducing stigma, discrimination and prejudice that prevent children with disabilities from accessing education on equal terms to others. SEP identifies children for inclusive education and follows them in their classes. The class teachers receive training and support to better understand different disabilities, and to use individualized teaching strategies. The SEP team offers transdiciplinary intervention to address all needs of the child once in the regular class room.
Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just the placement in the regular class within school. It is being included in life and participating using one’s abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community. The inclusion process must incorporate fundamental change in the way a community supports and addresses the individual needs of each child.
SEP organizes Peer Workshops to enhance peer understanding and acceptance. SEP has published three books “This is Me” for children for the same purpose. You can purchase them in our shop.
Since January 2021 Comundo supports a 2-year project on inclusive education for children in pre-primary 1 and 2, and primary 1 to 3 in 4 schools in Nairobi.
The journey to incorporate inclusion may be long and challenging at times, but ultimately this journey can benefit ALL children.