Donor: USAID • Partner: RTI International • Timeframe: Oct. 2019 – March 2021
Hesabu na Elimu Jumuishi (AIE)
Hesabu na Elimu Jumuishi (AIE) was a 21-month, $13.5 million activity with two major objectives: to improve the quality of early grade arithmetic instruction and to improve the inclusivity of early grade education for children with disabilities. The program built upon USAID’s broader literacy program, Tusome Pamoja, by expanding the current project’s goals to include mastering early grade arithmetic and increasing the inclusivity of primary education. Hesabu na Elimu Jumuishi provided intensive, targeted assistance to the same regions as Tusome Pamoja, which included Zanzibar and four Mainland Tanzania regions: Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara, and Ruvuma. IDP served as the technical advisor on all elements of inclusive education for the project, including screening, teacher training, community mobilization, and operational research.
- Developed vision and hearing screening protocols and research that AIE piloted in Zanzibar and Iringa
- Developed training materials for teachers that focused on the principles of Universal Design for Learning
- Provided technical support on the creation of community mobilization messages around attendance and participation of children with disabilities in school
- Conducted operational research to better understand the barriers to enrollment and attendance in order to improve attendance for children with disabilities and the impact of disability awareness-raising interventions via radio