Inclusive Education First Aid (IEFA) at Makoko

Amaka Mokwe
Posted September 29, 2020 from Nigeria
Parents, teachers at the training
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Inclusive Education First Aid and Mcanna foundation had the IEFA training at Makoko dreams school. Parents, teachers and community workers had the opportunity to learn how to identify, advocate and provide interventions for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We were also able to nominate an IEFA champion to ensure continuity and sustainability of the project. Special thanks to our donors @safetychic @ada.ikem @weennyotokhs and others, our volunteers, Baale Jeje and management of Makoko dreams school. At IEFA, we believe that showing communities how to provide interventions help reduce the number of out-of-school children with IDD. We'll keep taking it one community at a time.

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Nini Mappo
Sep 29
Sep 29

Hello Amaka,
Thank you for sharing your work. Is that Makoko the fishing village above the sea? It is so important that teachers and parents alike be equipped to care for children with learning and intellectual disabilities to silence the misinformation and sometimes superstition that goes with it. Good on you and your team. It's good that you put a plan in place to ensure continuity.
Good on you and your team for bringing light to Makoko community.

Amaka Mokwe
Sep 30
Sep 30

Hi Nini,
Yes that's the same Makoko. The parents were excited to learn that children with IDD have strengths and potentials . They were delighted that they can advocate and guide other families. Thanks for your kind words sis

Nini Mappo
Sep 30
Sep 30

Haa that is good that the training was so beneficial for them. I saw a food documentary about Makoko and was so intrigued by the place, the confidence the kids have around the water, that going for a walk is out of the question or kids going outside to kick a football...the things we take for granted on dry land. There is so much life and resilience in that community!

Sabiha Hasan
Oct 10
Oct 10

It's good to know that you did such an impactful and good work for society. Keep up good job!