Zanzibar Association for People with Developmental Disability (ZAPDD)

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  • Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • HeadquartersTanzania
  • Founded1997

Zanzibar Association for People with Developmental Disability (ZAPDD)

The Zanzibar Association for People with Developmental Disability (ZAPDD) is a Non Governmental Organization established in 1997 by the parents of people with developmental disability. It was registered in 1998 under the Society Act No 6 of 19…... The organization was formulated for the purpose of promoting the welfare of the target group. Currently, the organization has 50 local branches and more than 1,000 members in both Unguja and Pemba island. ZAPDD development programme It focuses on the association’s organisation development: 1. Strengthening association through increasing membership 2. Empowering leaders with appropriate knowledge and skills 3. Awareness raising in the community on the right of people with development disabilities 4. Empowerment of local branches 5. Enhancing networking Inclusive education - Implemented jointly between ZAPDD and Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar - It focussing strongly on increased enrolment and proper teaching techniques for children and youth with disabilities - Ultimately and indirectly, the target groups are children and youth as well local community in Zanzibar Youth Development Project it focuses twofold 1. It seeks to implement inclusive and special needs educational practices in Zanzibar · 20 pilot schools received training and skills in inclusive education in 2004-2006 · In 2007-2009 training are provided to more teachers and expanded to more schools
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Company Offices

  • Tanzania (headquarters)
  • Zanzibar