One South has been appointed as the External Evaluator for Leonard Cheshire's Girls Education Challenge (GEC) Inclusive Education Project.
The Expanding Inclusive Education Strategies for Girls with Disabilities Project, is implemented in Kenya’s lake region and aims to:
- Support girls with disabilities to transition to secondary and vocational institutes, and support their progression within mainstream primary schools;
- Ensure that girls with disabilities are learning;
- Support the Government of Kenya, local authorities and structures to take forward inclusive education practices to ensure the sustainability of the intervention.
The project will reach 3002 children with disabilities, including 2262 girls and 738 boys. The project is running from 2017 – 2022 in 83 educational institutions including primary schools (50), secondary schools (25) and vocational institutions (8) across 5 sub-counties of Kenya’s lake region: Kisumu East, Siaya, Homabay, Migori, and Kuria East.
The five year evaluation will assess the relevance, impact, effectiveness, and sustainability of the project.