A total of 272 teachers (180 females, 92 males) had their capacity built on Disability and Inclusive Education between 13th – 22nd January 2015 at Arch Apartments Hotel in Ntinda, Kampala.

The eight days workshop (a second of the kind) organized by Cheshire Services Uganda under the Girl Education Challenge Project with co-facilitation from Kyambogo University Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation targeted 336 teachers from 12 KCCA schools and was facilitated by Inclusive Education experts; Dr.Eron Lawrence and Dr. Emong Paul both lecturers from Kyambogo University faculty of special needs and rehabilitation. They were assisted by Mr. Richard Mukaga, the Head of Programs Cheshire Services Uganda and Mr. Leonard Byabagambi, the CSU GEC Project Manager.

Dr. Eron Lawrence training teachers during the workshop at Arch Apartments Ntinda

The overall aim of the training was to provide participants with skills and knowledge that will equip them to be confident and competent teachers in practicing Inclusion and working with learners with disabilities as well as enable them to build capacity within their schools. 

The learning approaches, structures and activities aimed to accommodate 272 participants to enable them explore their own skills, knowledge and attitudes of working with learners with disabilities, teaching strategies, school environment adaptations,acceptance and understanding as they support learners with different Special Needs and impairments within their respective schools and classrooms.

CSU Head of Programs, Mr.Richard Mukaga, training participants during the workshop

Participant schools from the four KCCA divisions of Nakawa, Central, Rubaga and Kawempe included St Peters Kanyanya(10), Kawempe Muslim Primary school(34), St Martin Mulago primary school(29), KCCA Kamwokya Primary school(21), Kyambogo primary school(17), Mbuya CoU primary school(17), St James Biina Primary School(44), Busega Community primary school(19), Queen of Peace primary school(20), Mengo primary school(23), Kasubi Family primary school(12) and Mulago school for the Deaf(22). The participants from these schools included head teachers, deputy head teachers, Senior Women, Special Needs teachers, Bursars, general classroom teachers, secretaries and heads of departments. All these were majorly participants from 12 KCCA project supported schools in the four divisions of Kampala Capital City Authority.

The CSU GEC Project Manager, Mr.Leonard Byabagambi, training participants during the workshop

While officially opening the workshop, the KCCA Education Supervisor for Rubaga Division, Mr Mwanje James appreciated Cheshire Services Uganda for coming up with the project to support teachers especially in the area of inclusive education and disability. He also thanked Cheshire Services for being patient in the process of being cleared to work in Kampala by KCCA. He assured teachers that CSU is known to KCCA and has been given a go ahead to work in their schools. Mr. James Mwanje also argued them to embrace all the opportunities brought by the CSU GEC project in their schools. He further stressed that KCCA is going to work with Cheshire Services Uganda to ensure that the program become effective in schools and on this note he called upon teachers to effectively cooperate with and support CSU GEC project in their schools.

The KCCA Education Supervisor for Nakawa division, Mr.James Mwanje, talking to participants during the workshop

A section of participants during the workshop

Teachers in a group discussion during the workshop


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