Inclusive Quality Basic Education
In Kenya, students with disabilities of all kinds are often sent to separate “special” schools, where they learn alongside people who share the same disability. In addition to segregating these students from their nondisabled peers, special schools do not always hold students to the high academic standards they need to succeed in higher education. We have been working with Save the Children to improve children’s access to inclusive and quality education in 54 public primary school in Kwale and Vihiga counties. We work with the government-run Education Assessment and Resource Centres to identify students with disabilities, and we offer direct support to schools to improve the services they offer students with disabilities. We also initiated the National Technical Working Group for Inclusive Education to push the national government to review the special needs education policy. The government has now begun the review process, and we are supporting them as they collect data!