Contributions of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) to Students with Hearing Impairments in Mufindi District, Tanzania

Malambughi , Taifa Langson (2016) Contributions of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) to Students with Hearing Impairments in Mufindi District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study sought to assess the contributions of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) to students with healing impairments in inclusive secondary schools in Mufindi district, Tanzania. The objectives of the study were to identify the types of support given by NGO’s to students with hearing impairments in inclusive secondary schools, to assess their adequacy, and to investigate the challenges facing NGOs in supporting students with hearing impairments in inclusive secondary schools. The study employed a case study design and mixed research approach. It involved 34 respondents including NGOs managers, school head, teachers, students and District Community Development Officer. Data was gathered through questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions and documentary review. The findings revealed that NGOs contributed exercise books, pens, school uniforms, soap, shoes, bed sheets and bus fare. However, they were inadequate to cater their education needs. NGOs were facing the various challenges such as shortage of funds and communication barriers with hearing impaired students. It is concluded that, most NGOs in Mufindi district provided infrequently and inadequate support to students with hearing impairments due to various challenges. It is recommended that, the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children (MCDGC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) should build capacity and create awareness to NGO members and all education stakeholders so that they consider the aspects of equity, access and equality to the people with disabilities. In advance, the recommendations for further research are given.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1609

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