Vlog: How a mobile learning intervention supported children with disabilities in Kenya

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Nov 2017
29/11/2017

Anne Geniets (Research Fellow, Department for Education, Oxford University) and Niall Winters (Associate Professor, Department for Education, Oxford University) discuss the Mobile Community Health Worker project (mCHW) Kenya. This is a mobile learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya. The mCHW project was undertaken in collaboration with Amref Health Africa.  

Anne and Niall explore how the mobile learning intervention did not start out as a disability project - the shift towards working with children with disabilities was rather an unexpected outcome of the project. Through the project, they became increasingly aware of a big gap in interventions supporting the development and education of children with special needs, so they aimed to raise awareness on these issues specifically within higher levels of health systems and also with community health workers. Anne and Niall also reflect on the value of working with the Impact Initiative, especially in relation to building collaborations with others specialising in the field of disability.  

For further information visit: The design and evaluation of a mobile learning intervention for the training and supervision of community health workers.

Mobile learning interventions supporting children with disabilities in Kenya

Anne Geniets (Research Fellow, Department for Education, Oxford University) and Niall Winters (Associate Professor, Department for Education, Oxford University) talk about the ESRC-DFID funded Mobile Community Health Worker project (mCHW) Kenya

This interview was filmed at the Impact Initiative workshop: Establishing Dialogue on Disability for Higher Impact which took from 29 February to 1 March 2016.

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