In Tanzania, we’re working with our country partners to make education inclusive of children with disabilities and tackle stigma and discrimination.

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Inclusive Futures in Tanzania

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How we're making a difference

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Country partner spotlight: ADD International

ADD International, is an ally to the global disability movement. Through Inclusive Futures they are supporting Organisations of People with Disabilities in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda to ensure that their communities are accessing their rights.

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News: changing views through radio

How an Inclusive Futures programme challenged and changed the attitudes of 1.8 million Tanzanian young people towards people with disabilities.
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Marie Shoeman

"Inclusive education remains a misunderstood concept.”

Marie Shoeman, technical advisor for Leonard Cheshire
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Projects in Tanzania

Miriam and Malick, young journalists with disabilities who were employed by the Niambie radio show.

Stigma and discrimination

Project lead partner: BBC Media Action
Funder: UK Aid

In Tanzania, BBC Media Action has been tackling stigma and discrimination through a special season of its vibrant and wide-reaching youth radio show, Niambie (‘Tell me’).

In 2019, the charity employed two young media trainees with disabilities and worked with local disabled people’s organisations to produce a series of shows covering various disability issues – from social stigma to dating with a disability. The shows were sensitive, inclusive, and – thanks to the valuable input from the trainees – reflected the issues young people with disabilities face across the country. Engaging digital content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram helped increase the reach of the show and enabled young audiences to continue discussions online.

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Inclusive education

Project lead partner: ADD International
Funder: UK Aid

Our pre-primary and primary inclusive education projects are working to improve access and learning outcomes for children with disabilities by developing a practical best approach that can be implemented widely and sustainably.

Currently, we’re scoping out the programme with our wide group of partners including education ministry representatives, people with disabilities and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs).