Inclusive home-based learning for children living with disabilities at Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps

In mid-November 2021, the eKitabu team visited Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps to train caregivers and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teachers on Inclusive home-based learning for children living with disabilities.

eKitabu, in collaboration with Humanity & Inclusion at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County and Dadaab refugee camp in Garissa County trained over 150 caregivers and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teachers at the camps on innovative homeschooling approach to address the damaging impacts of COVID-19 on African education—for children living with disabilities at the refugee camps.

“The training was very helpful. I am looking forward to applying the skills that I got from the training in supporting my children in homeschooling. Looking forward to more training in the future so that I can support my children better in homeschooling”. Hamdi Abdullah Abukar, Caregiver at Kakuma Refugee Camp.

All children are different in how they learn. Children with disabilities are all different too in what they are good at, what they find difficult, and their interests“. Brian Omondi, Project Officer, Humanity & Inclusion, Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Why homeschooling is important
  • Children with disabilities are more at risk than their peers without disabilities
  • Children with disabilities who are educated will be more independent and have more chances to thrive in the future! 
  • It reduces any barriers that might get in the way and to continue learning

This project was funded by the Mastercard Foundation, an organization that seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Caregivers and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teachers were trained on the importance of homeschooling for children with disabilities.

For more information, eKitabu plans for more training sessions in the coming months and you can find out more by contacting support@ekitabu.com 

This training at Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee camps was made possible through the eKitabu partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mastercard Foundation, and Humanity and Inclusion.