THE LEARNING PATH FOR INDIGENOUS DISABLED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN DISTRICT OF NAPO
The project has received the following project support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland.
2012 123,600 €
2013 140,800 €
2014 138,400 €
Total 402,800 €
In the remote Jungle areas of the Napo River basin school attendance of the indigenous population has never been studied. The school system that serves the indigenous groups there has previously not been able to provide help for children with special education needs. Also both school administrators and teachers alike have been unable to coordinate their efforts due to a lack of a working model for integrated education.
The immediate goal of the project is to provide all children under the age of 15 in the Napo River district inclusive and special needs education services that are tailored to their own cultural identity and needs.
The project will focus on training school administrators and Parent-Teacher association members. Village group facilitators will also be trained to support the families of handicapped and special needs children. The project will be carried out in cooperation with CONADIS the National Association for the Handicapped.