EdUKaid has been awarded a grant from the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), the Department for International Development (DFID) fund supporting charities to achieve sustained poverty reduction.

Through the delivery of a focused training and awareness raising programme, EdUKaid’s Inclusive Education project aims to break down the barriers that prevent nearly 95% of disabled children in Tanzania from accessing an education.  Contributing toward Global Goals aimed at reducing inequality and promoting an inclusive quality education for all, the project will tackle both the cultural and practical issues that prevent disabled children from attending school.

Thanks to the SCCF grant funded with UK aid from the British people, EdUKaid plans to deliver the programme of activities across 20 of the most remote primary schools in rural Tanzania giving the most disadvantaged the chance to achieve their potential.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:

“Every child should be able to go to school, and ultimately, we cannot end poverty without helping children reach their full potential. Too often children with disabilities are locked out of these opportunities.

"I’m proud UK aid is supporting EdUKaid to fight stigma in remote areas of Tanzania and give disabled children the chance to go to school, a chance they may not otherwise have had.

"Small charities do an extraordinary amount of good in the world. They do not allow their size to limit their ambitions and UK Aid’s Small Charities Challenge Fund is there to make sure they get the support they need to help us end poverty once and for all.”

Our Programme Director Teresa Wells said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Government’s Small Charities Challenge Fund which will ensure equal access to education for some of Tanzania’s most vulnerable children.

"This grant will enable us to change the way that disability is perceived and help people understand the incredible value of inclusivity.

"We are looking forward to working with the team from the Department for International Development and we are incredibly grateful for their commitment to improving the lives of our beneficiaries.”

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