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Inclusive Quality Education for Refugee Children with Cerebral Palsy in Uganda
It is important to note that Disability is a global development issue to be addressed through inclusion using the human Rights approach. If the Sustainable Development Goals must be achieved, there is need to leave no one behind thus the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is paramount. Further, Uganda ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on the 25th of September 2008 signifying its commitment to implement issues of disability at international standards.
In line with the inclusion principle, Keynes Disability Association (KDA) in collaboration with the Cohere assessed displaced children living with cerebral Palsy to identify their learning potentials and determine suitable education placements. Additionally Training of parents was also carried concurrently to equip them with basic skills in managing children with this condition. The exercise was in Rwamwanja refugee settlement camp in Kamwenge District and targeted groups were from the refugee camp and host communities.
Objectives of the Assignment
Parents’ Training in Cerebral Palsy
Training for parents was carried out within Rwamwanja Refugee Camp but run-on different seminars.
Scope of the Training
The training covered the following topics to enable parents and caregivers get some basic techniques in managing displaced children with cerebral palsy in Uganda
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