Help more people like Clency receive the vital educational support they need so they fulfil their God given potential, and also use their skills to give back to their local communities.
In Papua New Guinea, many children with disabilities have been missing the opportunity to receive quality education. This project will lift the capacity of schools and inclusive education centres to provide quality and effective individualised education to children with disabilities. Children with visual, hearing, intellectual and physical conditions will be reached to remove barriers to learning.
In Papua New Guinea, children with disabilities are significantly under-represented in school. Estimates show that 90% of children with moderate to severe disabilities are not attending school. Without access to effective education, children with disabilities are missing the opportunity to reach their potential and are often among the poorest and dependent on others for support.
The Government of Papua New Guinea was one of the first countries worldwide to adopt disability-inclusive education within national policy. However, a chronic lack of resources to implement the policy means that the needs of children with disabilities are not sufficiently met in school. With over 130,000 children with disability missing out on school, this project aims to increase enrolment and attendance by improving infrastructure of selected schools, increasing the effectiveness of teaching and providing accessible educational resources.
WHAT YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT CAN HELP FUND
- Support children with visual, hearing, physical or intellectual disabilities to access education through schools or informal education in the community.
- Train teachers to meet the individual educational needs of children with disabilities.
- Make accessibility improvements to school grounds and bathrooms.
- Resource specialised units at schools to teach skills such as sign language, braille, orientation and mobility.
- Support model schools to develop action plans toward best practice of inclusive education.
- Provide awareness raising at schools and with parents to promote inclusive communities.
And right now the New Zealand Government through its Aid Programme has pledged to multiple any gift you give to Papua New Guinea x5!