The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in partnership with SENSE International East Africa has develop a Community based Education Curriculum for Deaf blind Learners who are unable to go to school due to poverty or additional disabilities.
Speaking in a workshop, Mr. Elmond Songe, a Chief Curriculum Developer for Visually Impaired (CCDOVI) at KICD said the main objective of developing the Curriculum was to improve on quality of life of deaf blind persons by imparting them with skills that will make them useful in their families and communities at large.
The development of the curriculum took place at KICD in a 10 days’ workshop held from the 4th to 13th of November 2013.
The aim of the workshop was to meet the people’s desire to have one curriculum which will provide Kenyans and the entire East African Region with a tool guiding trainers in educating persons with deaf blind disabilities or any other additional disability.
According to Mr. Songe, the community based curriculum is divided in two levels. The first level involves Early Childhood intervention where the state indentifies and takes charge of children who are deaf blind and are unable to go to school due to poverty. The second level involves taking young adults who are deaf blind to school.