The aim of the project was to plan an education project in Kaduna State which would demonstrate innovative, scalable approaches for: a) promoting inclusive education in primary
schools for children with disabilities; and b) incorporating disability inclusion perspectives in initial teacher training.
The project needed to adhere to Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme
requirements, specifically regarding engagement with Organisations of Persons with
Disabilities (OPDs), ensuring “meaningful, accessible and inclusive consultation process with
partners (meaning OPDs) in the development of project proposals” which should detail the
process to identify and select partners and their role during implementation.
The objective of the nine-month planning phase project was to execute the project in
accordance with DID requirements and the concept note to achieve the following outcomes:
1. Assessment of educational provision for primary-aged children with disabilities in
selected schools in Kaduna State.
2. Assessment of disability inclusiveness of teacher training in two colleges of education
in Kaduna State.
3. Identification of innovative and scalable strategies for promoting inclusive
education/teacher training. The output under this outcome was the production of a
project proposal for an inclusive education project in Nigeria.
4. Evaluation of a disability-inclusive process for planning an innovative education project.
The output under this outcome was the production of a learning paper.