Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. (Sustainable Development Goal 4)
The aim of Kyaninga Education Hub is to reignite progress towards high quaility basic education for all primary children, by effectively equipping teachers with the necessary child-centred pedagogy to meet the learning needs of all children, including those with disabilities.
“Children who learn together learn to live together” Jesse Jackson.
The Education Hub comprises of 3 key elements:
A joyful place where children are empowered to explore their potential through educational excellence within an environment of growth and well-being.
A cornerstone for transformational learning that raises standards and brings about real improvement in classroom practice in local Ugandan Schools.
Our capacity building approach creates core teams of expert teachers, who provide long term, school based, contiuous professional development to our partership schools across the western region and beyond.
Although 96% of children in Uganda enrol in Primary School, only one sixth of all children complete their primary education with the required minimum standards in literacy and numeracy. As is the case elsewhere around the world, children with disabilities (CwDs) remain one of the principal groups currently excluded from education provision, with approximately only 9% of Ugandan school-age CwDs attending primary school.
The right to a high quality education for children marginalised by disability and poverty is an urgent issue. Inclusive education can break the link between disability, family income and lack of educational achievement. Therefore, there is a moral imperative to support teachers to raise attainment and close the disadvantage gap.
A fundamental reason for the poor quality of education and exclusion of CwDs is the severe shortage of well-trained teachers who are adequately prepared for working in diverse classrooms, or equipped with the confidence, knowledge and skills to effectively support learners with disabilities.
The key to the solution lies in training teachers in effective inclusive, learner centered practices.