Inclusive Education Partnerships for Awareness-raising Consultation and Training (IE-PACT)

IE PACT aims to improve the skills of pre-service and in-service teachers to practice inclusive education in the classroom.
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Year launched: 
2013
Launch country: 

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
Primary Approach: 
Implementer: 
Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Rwanda
Cambridge Education [Fund Manager]
Primary Topic: 

Location Data

State/Province: 
Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Karongi and Rutsiro
Program Description: 

 

This program was piloted with support from the Innovation for Education Fund, a partnership between the Governments of Rwanda and the UK, managed by Cambridge Education

 

The project aims to improve the skills of pre-service and in-service teachers to practice inclusive education in the classroom. The intervention targets (i) Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and their training of pre-service teachers and (ii) 40 primary and lower secondary schools promoting appropriate teaching methods and relevant educational tools for inclusive learning with in-service teachers.

Engagement with parents and wider communities at grassroots level is important to make sure children with disabilities enter school, with further support provided by these communities being necessary for the continuing education of the children. This project uses a strategy bringing together parents, teachers, children and health workers to make the schools and classrooms more inclusive for children with disabilities.

Highlighting Innovation: 
This project promotes a new way of working in Rwanda by identifying and building partnerships across the home, school and community to make educational experiences of learners as inclusive as possible and aiming to reduce dependency on NGO involvement.
Key Challenges: 
While national policy on inclusive education exists in Rwanda, the absence of inclusive principles in schools has an impact on the number of children who enrol, participate and complete basic education.