Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: May 16th, 2019

Title of the Project           Make mainstream School and Education Accessible to Children with Special Needs

Location of the project     Thimphu

Name of the applicant     Phensem, Parents Support Group

Duration of the project   18 Months

Total Cost of the project (in Nu/ EUR)    Nu  2,404,200.00

Objectives of the project             

  • Initiate steps for early intervention and transition to mainstream schools for Children with Special needs through awareness creation, capacity building and formation of inclusive schools through mutual partnership.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries           

  • 65 members and their children, students & teachers in the collaborating schools

Estimated results           

  • Build capacity of 2 partner ECCDs to ensure that children with special needs can get early intervention and successfully transition into mainstream schools
  • Build capacity of at least 10-15 teachers to address needs of children with special needs
  • Create inclusive classrooms
  • Build confidence of parents to enroll their children
  • Create linkage and exchange platform for teachers and parents
  • Advocacy and awareness amongst stakeholders

Main activities 

  • Awareness & advocacy meeting
  • Capacity building of partner ECCD, schools, teachers
  • Wheel chair accessibility in partner ECCD, schools
  • Sensory rooms
  • Register Phensem as a CSO