Malawi council for the Handicapped (MACOHA)

Access to Early Child hood Development and Education for Malawi still lags behind in addressing issues of children with disabilities for instance ECDE caregivers lack knowledge and practical skills to teach children with disabilities. Additionally, the teachers are not well trained to enable them to teach children with disabilities, schools are poorly resourced and do not accommodate the children with disabilities.

Access to Early Child hood Development and Education for Malawi still lags behind in addressing issues of children with disabilities for instance ECDE caregivers lack knowledge and practical skills to teach children with disabilities. Additionally, the teachers are not well trained to enable them to teach children with disabilities, schools are poorly resourced and do not accommodate the children with disabilities.

It is within this background that MACOHA to intend to undertake a unique project targeting children with disabilities and their parents. The purpose of the project is to promote access to quality and comprehensive early childhood development and education for children with disabilities aged 3 to 8 years. The project will build on already existing ECDE services currently being managed by the Ministry of Gender, Women and Child Development through the Social Welfare Department. There will be orientation workshops, awareness campaigns, capacity building, special needs teacher education curriculum review, and information sharing on ECDE among stakeholders working in the sector. Since there are knowledge and skill gaps in the already existing programs on ECDE for children with disabilities, MACOHA will ensure that deliberate efforts are put in place including practical sessions on training of the current caregivers in ECDE, serving specialist teachers who have no background on Early Childhood Special Needs Education and other stakeholders.
 
For more information contact
 
Alick Chavuta
Tel +265 184 7105
Cell + 265 888 7816 80
 

 

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