News from FEDOMA - Promoting Inclusive Education 

On 28th March, 2012 the Federation of Disability Organizations of Malawi (FEDOMA) received funds amounting to $1,832,880 for the implementation of a three-year Program for Promoting Inclusion of Children with Disability into Basic Education for All for a period of three years from 2012. The funding was provided by the  Japanese Social Development Fund (JSDF) through the World Bank. The Government of Japan has been providing this funding annually since 2000. 

This project is a multi-sectoral partnership project involving the Department of Special Needs, FEDOMA and PODCAM. 

This project aims to improve inclusive education across 150 schools in three provinces of Malawi through FEDOMA and the Ministry of Special Needs who will delivery training to 1,500 teachers in the schools.

It is expected that after the project the learning environment of children living with disabilities will improve.  The project will include the retention of disabled children in basic education, campaigns to raise awareness among stakeholders; training of Special Needs Education (SNE) teachers; and improving physical access by providing Braille textbooks and other relevant items.

Power has provided technical support to FEDOMA in the negotiation and planning of this initiative.