There is currently very little provision for children with SEN in the Ugandan school system. Government primary schools often have more than 120 children per class and there is no funding in government schools for learning assistants or extra in class support. In this environment, any child with even the slightest of learning difficulty or delay can easily slip through the gaps. Some of these children may have something like mild dyslexia, attention difficulties or a processing delay which make keeping up with the rest of the class a struggle.
We run additional ‘coaching’ sessions for children from the nursery and primary schools in the local area who are struggling to keep up in their mainstream classes. We support children with their specific areas of difficulties in a smaller class size and aim to boost their confidence.