Early, high quality intervention services can change a child’s developmental trajectory and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Services to young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays have been shown to positively impact outcomes across developmental domains, including health, language and communication, cognitive development and social/emotional development. The Earlier the Better!
WKP is doing this through a 3year project in partnership with Christian Blind Mission in the 7 Wards of Turkana West Sub-County as well as the Kakuma and Kalobeyei Camps funded by Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
This project is looking at enhancing access to early childhood care and education for all children in refugee camps and host communities in Turkana West Sub County, due to limited awareness, stigmatization and lack of skills and facilities to respond to the specific needs of children with disability
The project has a special focus on the inclusive education for children with disabilities at the ECDE level for both refugees and host communities. It aims at providing children with disability with medical and educational assessments, assistive devices, supporting in their access and learning through teacher training as well as provision of teaching and learning materials.
Through this project WKP believes that the overall education of children with disability in Turkana West Subcounty will be positively impacted.