Focused Sector(s): Education
Project: Special Needs Training (SPENT)
Date and duration: October 2012 to December 2012 (3 months)
Location: Palembang, South Sumatra Province
Beneficiaries: 70 caregivers (parents and teachers), 4,578 special needs children


Problem(s)

  • Most schools for children with special needs focused on educating and providing vocational training to those with mild disabilities
  • Some schools had therapeutic services for children with moderate disabilities, but services were basic, and the equipment, modest
  • Severe conditions were usually treated in the physiotherapy departments of non- specialist hospitals

 

Intervention and Impact

  • Provided teachers and caregivers with the skills to teach and care for special needs children across the spectrum, and introduced carer support groups
  • Teachers and caregivers are now better equipped to cater to special needs children

 

Cost: S$150,630