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Reading Around the World

Uhuru Mychanganyiko School for the Disabled

School Profile

Uhuru Mychanganyiko School for the Disabled

Type:  Primary School serving Disabled Students
Location:  Ilala School District – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Number of Students:  1,200
Specialty Population:  ~60 blind; ~60 deaf


In Tanzania, to ensure that children with disabilities have access to teachers who are trained in education techniques for disabled students, children with disabilities are segregated, rather than included in traditional primary schools.  RAWLI established a relationship with the Uluru Mychanganyiko Primary School to support these students.  The school works to provide career opportunities for students and helps them learn to accommodate their disabiilities.  Blind and deaf students live onsite at the school in dorms.


Picking up braille language materials from the Braille Institute in Los Angeles
A blind student learns to write using a slate donated by RAWLI



Success Metrics:

  • RAWLI has donated braille books, magazines and educational teaching materials to the school’s library for the blind.