Development cooperation ,20.08.2013

Productive Workshop for Trainees with Intellectual Disabilities piloting an innovative and sustainable process for inclusive tra


The main focus of the project is to strengthen in particular educational and training opportunities for children and young people with special needs in the area of the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The project aims at improving the living standards of young people living in urban slums and to reduce their vulnerability to various crimes, violation of human rights and chance attitude toward people with special needs, by giving them basic education and vocational training in an inclusive environment, giving them entrepreneurial or employment skills and finally giving them the opportunity to be self-reliant, full members of their society.The vehicle for the project is to raise the MSTC’s ability to function inclusively and effectively in supporting children with special needs. In the process the MSTC will become a pilot – exemplary – inclusive school in Kenya, which is open to all and which supports the development of children with disabilities to find their place in society.The project is based on the human rights of everyone. The project plan is made in light of Kenya and the region's own resources to implement the project as well as to take into account the needs of children. The project utilizes the different stakeholders’ own strengths. The project will be closely monitored and will set clear, measurable long-term objectives. All the functions of the project to be developed are based on financial and environmental sustainability. In particular, the project's business environment is based on the principle of sustainable development to use recycled materials or renewable materials. The development of the training center and the construction of the workshop environmental issues are taken into account including pollution-free operations as well as recycling. An important long-term goal is to in the process develop good governance activities which on its part will contribute to a stable social development and democracy in Kenya.


  • 2013: 196 099 €
  • 2014: 290 356 €
  • 2015: 182 702 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Basic life skills for youth and adults 35%
  • Social/ welfare services 35%
  • Human rights 30%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

  • Karl and Fiina Ojansuu Foundation



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