Enab Activities and Event reports

ENBA has been providing three consecutive training with other consortium partners By Wogderess As part of the TOFI project, ENBA has been providing three consecutive training with other consortium partners from March 7-16/2024 in Addis Ababa. The training was a continuation of the earlier Inclusive learning approach (ILA)modules delivered for the pilot project schools found…


ENBA has been providing three consecutive training with other consortium partners

By Wogderess

As part of the TOFI project, ENBA has been providing three consecutive training with other consortium partners from March 7-16/2024 in Addis Ababa. The training was a continuation of the earlier Inclusive learning approach (ILA)modules delivered for the pilot project schools found in four regions. This is the fourth module which focused on “Promoting Active Learning in the Classroom”

The first four days of the training including the planning day was TOT training for the Ethiopian co-facilitators identified from ENAB, ADRA Ethiopia, and SOS Ethiopia Children Village. This training is planned to equip the three organizations’ staff to deliver the training by their staff rather than using external consultants.

The trainers were Enabling Education Network (EENET)consultants from Zambia and Uganda.  The next two days of training were for the observers identified from the four regions’ education sector staff to equip them to follow up on whether what was trained was implemented.  The last three-day training was for the Principal trainers (PTs) who were identified from Addis Ababa, Ambo, Bahridar, Oromia state, Woliata universities, Arbaminch college of teachers’ education, the regions, zone and woreda/town education sectors. Starting from the next quarter the principal trainers assisted by the co-facilitators of each consortium will cascade the training for the 16 project plot schools found in the four regions.

As to the former years of the project, ENAB will continue working together with the consortium members of the project. The total number of training participants only from the ENAB sides were, for the TOT training (2), for the observer training (6) from AA, Adama, Bahridar and Woliata Soddo) and the PTS training (15) from AA, Adama, Arbaminch college of teacher education, AA, Ambo, Bahridar universities.

It was reminded that in February, ENAB has been delivering a five-day orbit reader training for its members by a trainer from Kenya. Kilimanjaro blind trust (KBTA) covered the flight cost of the trainer and didn’t request any consultant fees from ENAB, this is due to the MOU signed with ENAB. The training was attended by Board members, staff identified from teachers and the women’s wing, project staff, and three teachers from the two project schools. A total of 14 participants were trained.

During the weekend days, ENAB’s Inclusive education thematic area provides training on child abuse and child safeguarding for the project target schools found in Adama. The training was attended by a total of 33(18 female) school management members, Parent-teacher associations, families, and care givers from Geda kilio school and sub-city education office as well as 5(2 F) ENAB’s Adam branch office Committee members which makes the total training participants to be 38(20F). The training was focused on the concepts of child safeguarding, child abuse, and related concepts facilitated by both Amharic and Afan Oromo. The ultimate result of the training was to increase the awareness level of the training participants on the rights of children including children with disabilities and to make the school, the playground, the classrooms as well as their home area to be safe to exercise their rights. In addition to this, the school is tasked to assign a focal person for reporting if there will be child abuse created in the school as well as to identify local stakeholders that support this. This training also creates a good opportunity for ENAB to introduce itself and its work as well as to introduce the local committee members to the large audience which will assist them to exercise their power.

ENAB’s TOFI Project Human Rights Advocacy (HRA) Thematic Area held today a one-day training at Soddo town on the mobilization of DPOs

By Mekonnen

ENAB’s TOFI Project Human Rights Advocacy (HRA) Thematic Area held today a one-day training at Soddo town on the mobilization of DPOs to become DPO members and actively engage in DPO activities for effective advocacy. This one-day training focused on empowering individuals with disabilities to become active members of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). The session explored the importance of DPOs in advocating for the rights and needs of the disability community. Participants gained knowledge on the various DPOs operating in their area and the specific benefits of membership.

The training also equipped participants with skills to mobilize others with disabilities effectively. Interactive exercises helped them develop outreach plans and communication techniques to organize and establish networks. Beyond membership, the training delved into the historical evolution and development of DPOs, both nationally and locally. Participants gained valuable knowledge about the ongoing issues and challenges faced by DPOs in securing equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. This deeper understanding fostered a sense of ownership and a commitment to supporting the growth and impact of DPOs within their communities. Further, ENAB’s board and branch executive committee members participated and shared vital experiences on the topic. 

By the end of the training, participants were empowered to take an active role in mobilizing themselves and others with disabilities to join DPOs and engage in DPO activities.

The Ethiopian National Association of the Blind (ENAB) has delivered a two-day training for 77(46F) teachers of Otona Primary School.

By Wogderess

The Ethiopian National Association of the Blind/ENAB/ has delivered a two-day training for 77(46F) teachers of Otona primary school in the south Ethiopia region from March 30-31/2024. Before this training Principal trainers identified from Woliata soddo university and Arbaminch College of Teacher Education were trained as trainers for this training. The focus of the training was on the promotion of active learning in the classroom which contributed to the success of students learning including students with additional needs. This training is the fourth modular-based training of the Inclusive learning approach.  By implementing this training as usual ENAB became the lead from the consortium members who are responsible for delivering this training.


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