Bridging Disability and Development   

The Girls Education Challenge project – Innovation phase (2013-2017)

The Girls’ Education Challenge project – innovation phased aimed to pilot on what works to increase quality participation of girls with disabilities in education. The focus of the project was supporting enrolment, retention and improvement in learning outcomes for girls with disabilities in low income parts of Greater Kampala.  The project supported 2089 primary school going girls with  disabilities  to  stay  in  school  and  demonstrate  learning  capacity  building  of  education authorities and teachers on inclusive education and disability; direct support to girls with school related requirements such as fees, scholastic materials, and rehabilitation;   capacity building of parents on disability and income generation to contribute to sustainability, school accessibility improvements, school and community awareness raising on disability and education.  The Girls’ Education Challenge programme is a UK government funded global programme to effect long lasting and transformative change for vulnerable girls.

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