“ALL INCLUSIVE: Multi-sectoral intervention to support the integration of people with disabilities in the Dar es Salaam region – Tanzania”
is a consortium project in collaboration with the NGO CEFA and Comunità Solidali nel Mondo Onlus, funded by AICS (Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation), aimed at increasing the capacity of the Tanzanian society to respond adequately to the challenges related to disability, improve the economic conditions of disabled people and their families and promote the social integration of people with disabilities within of the Dar es Salaam community. As a project partner, the CO.P.E plays the role of supporting the implementation of inclusive sports activities in primary schools and coordination of the training of teachers of physical education and sports instructors on inclusive play.
People with disabilities in the Dar es Salaam region, limited in access to primary education and active participation in the country’s economy, often end up on the margins of society, also exacerbating the socio-economic wellbeing of their families. The discomfort experienced by these families is accentuated in an urban context such as Dar es Salaam where, at the high rate of unemployment and the lack of social services, there is the lack of the support social network typical of the villages.
The project aims to respond to the problems described by adopting a holistic rehabilitation approach on a community basis that intervenes on three areas: medical rehabilitation, economic empowerment (EE) and socio-educational inclusiveness. The initiative will include, the offer of rehabilitation services, capacity building for health personnel, professional training and apprenticeship courses, support for job insertion and the start of income generating activities (AGR), advocacy campaigns and support scholastic and social inclusion.
The general objective of the project, which lasts three years (March 2017-March 2020), is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Tanzania through the adoption of a holistic community-based rehabilitation approach that includes three members:
– health rehabilitation of people, especially children, with physical disabilities of various kinds (Com.sol in collaboration with the Tanzanian congregation “Ivrea Sisters”)
– economic empowerment through training courses and work placement programs for disabled young people and their families (CEFA in collaboration with CCBRT-Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania & ATE – Association of Tanzania Employers)
– socio-educational inclusion of children with and without disabilities through sport (COPE in collaboration with the Jakaya Kikwete Youth Park Sports Center)
– Registered Trustees of Ivrea Sisters – Tanzania,
– Yombo Vocational Training Centre–Yombo VTC,
– Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation – CCBRT,
– Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park (Symbion Sports Ground Ltd).
– Comunità Solidali nel Mondo Onlus,
– Sapienza Università di Roma,
– SOL.CO. Imola s.c.s.,
– Association of Tanzania Employers – ATE.
Improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Tanzania through the adoption of a holistic community-based rehabilitation approach that combines health rehabilitation, economic empowerment and socio-educational inclusiveness.
Increase the capacity of the Tanzanian health system to respond adequately to disability challenges. OS2. Improve the economic conditions of disabled people and their families in Dar es Salaam OS3. To foster the social integration of people with disabilities within the Dar es Salaam community.
R.1 Increased accessibility to rehabilitation services
1a. 1 rehabilitation center built in Dar es Salaam; 428 trained health workers; 2,250 disabled people served at the center
1.b. National rehabilitation policy proposal presented
R2. Increase job opportunities for people with disabilities and their family members
2a. 600 professionally disabled persons; 1,000 beneficiaries assisted in the job search, of which at least 200 placed.
2b. 180 companies sensitized on employment inclusion, of which at least 50 will adopt measures to promote it
2c. 102 beneficiaries supported in the launch of AGR
R3. Favored school inclusion and social integration of children and young people with disabilities
3a. 10,360 alumni and teachers sensitized on school inclusion; made 5 schools more accessible
3b. 6,000 people sensitized on disability; 30 instructors trained on inclusive play; 2,000 children involved in inclusive sports