The School and Centre for Children with Special Needs was established in 1991. It is in the process of obtaining full recognition from the Kiribati Ministry of Education, and determining the role for the School within the overall plans for delivery of Inclusive Education. It is the only school in Kiribati that provides services to children with disabilities and currently educates over 170 children. It is also a main avenue for ensuring child protection in a society where there is still significant stigma attached to disability.
An early priority of this project will be to provide a fully equipped replacement bus which will safely and reliably transport children from their homes to school, and back again. The new school bus will lower running and maintenance costs, and it will be made available for hire outside of school hours as a means of income generation.
Key Areas of Investment
- Reliable transport so that children with disabilities can safely attend classes and be empowered through education