In Tanzania, like many countries, disability is highly stigmatised and can lead to barriers of discrimination and exclusion. We work to build an inclusive society that understands disability as part and parcel of human diversity and that ensures that all development activities provide benefit for all.

In Tanzania our key focus is tackling the exclusion of disabled children from all aspects of education. We work with disability activists to empower disabled children and their families to access an education; we work with teachers and schools to help deliver inclusive environments, and together we hold powerholders to account for prioritising financial resources for inclusive education.

Across the country we work with 15 local Disabled People’s Organisations. Through them we are working with a total of 58,000 disabled people.

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Identify and enrol disabled children who are not in school and bring about change through the whole education system to provide quality teaching and learning for disabled children to participate meaningfully in primary school alongside their non-disabled peers through working in partnership with families, children, schools and government agencies, I/NGOs and media.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: In the period of 4 years (2017 – 2021) ADD in collaboration with Tanzania Federation of Disabled People (SHIVYAWATA) and Ministry of education, are implementing a project on inclusive education Working in partnership with families, schools and government agencies, I/NGOs and media, aiming to overcome barriers in the education system by resourcing, teacher training, capacitating DPOs and providing teaching and learning, materials to disabled children.

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018