Tanzania Special Education Platform in Top African Innovation Awards

13 September 2019

Digital Content

Dar es Salaam — A web-based platform dubbedJumuisha that seeks to empower experts handling people with disabilities in communities, was featured among top eleven education innovations in Africa.

Jumuisha is a Kiswahili word meaning "to include," used to describe the platform that brings together disability experts from universities, colleges, NGOs and government institutions so that they can share their experiences on disability inclusion.

The project is a brain-child of a 30-year old Tanzanian innovator Mr Goodluck Chanyika who currently resides in Moshi District, Kilimanjaro Region.

Last month, it was showcased during the Second African Union Innovating Education Expo in Botswana, themed: "Harnessing the Capacity of ICT to ensure Inclusion, Quality and Impact in Education and Training in Africa."

Mr Chanyika, who won Sh11mllion for the project, believes that most people do not have access to knowledge and experience on how best to promote the inclusion of people and children with disabilities into daily programs and activities.

"Through the award money that was given to me by the African Union I am now looking forward to expanding the platform, improve on its user security and build a bigger network of experts," he told The Citizen. Read the full article here.