The HumQadam Foundation (HQF) endeavours to promote inclusion of children with disabilities, by providing one-on-one resource teachers to accompany them into mainstream classrooms.
A 6 – part series of workshops (December 2008 – May 2009) led by Nida Alavi from TRC, is currently in progress. The workshop series is focusing on assisting HQF’s resource teachers with areas of concern identified by them. Some of the issues raised during an informal needs’ assessment discussion are, collaboration between classroom teachers and resource teachers and classroom instruction and management.
HQF’s teachers have been interactive in sharing their experiences and also been receptive to recommendations for enhancing the support their students with disabilities are receiving. Three out of the six planned sessions have already been held and the remaining will be done by May 2009.