It was estimated that 26% of persons with disabilities in Uganda are living in poverty. Persons with disabilities are vulnerable to shocks and are likely to fall into poverty. Relatedly, PWDs have hardly benefited from economic strides being achieved by the country and are likely to be pushed further into poverty wnen they suffer stress as has been the situation with the emergence of the COVID 19 pandemic. In the longrun, it is most strategic to support PWD overcome barriers that hinder their participation in the market space. Once economically empowered, it will be easier and more sustainable for CYWD and their families to address their own survival and development needs.
Strategic Objective I: By 2025, 5000 children and youth with disabilities in targeted districts access quality inclusive education at all levels
Key Result Areas for Strategic Objective I
1.1 5,000 children & youth with disabilities identified, assessed and placed in education institutions (primary, secondary, vocational & tertiary)
1.2 Improved inclusion practices in place at 50 schools and education institutions in districts targeted by CSU
1.3: Strengthened capacity for community-based structures and District Educational Departments to support IE in CSU targeted districts
Key Strategic Interventions for Strategic Objective I
1.1.1 Identify, assess and provide fees, transport, scholastic materials, sanitary ware to 5000 Children and youth with disabilities to access primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary education
1.1.2 2500 Children and youth with disabilities provided with functional assessment, rehabilitation & requisite assistive devices enable them access and stay in school
1.1.3 2500 Adolescent Children and youth with disabilities supported with life skills training, counselling/guidance and access to friendly reproductive health services
1.1.4 Enhance numeracy and literacy skills of CWD through equipping 20 School Resource Centers with Instructional and learning materials (World Reader Tablets)
1.1.5 Implement interventions that specifically enhance access to IE for girls and female youth with disabilities
1.2.1 Support IE training of 600 teachers from 50 schools in districts targeted by CSU
1.2.2 Support IE training for 800 SMC/PTAs, School administrators and support staff for selected schools in districts targeted by CSU
1.2.3 Support the capacity of targeted DLGs to Identify and document CWD in and out of school and to supervise integration on IE in their Districts
1.2.4 Support selected schools improve environment adaptions through modification and development of disability friendly facilities and equipment
1.3.1 Train 300 Peer Educators and Patrons to support Life Skills activities in targeted schools
1.3.2 Support activities of 50 School Life Skills Clubs in all school supported by CSU
1.3.3 Support School Life Skills Clubs activities including peer to peer support, Music, Dance, Drama/Debate, Sanitary Ware production etc.
1.3.4 Support strengthening of community-based structures such as LC, RWC, CPC etc. to identify, support, protect and follow up Children and youth with disabilities.
1.4.1 Adopt the safe school concept for 50 selected model schools in districts targeted by CSU
1.4.2 Support teacher adherence to the Teachers’ Code of Conduct and good Child Safeguarding practices
1.4.3 Promote the adoption of positive /alternative disciplinary practices in schools targeted by CSU