Educational Challenges of Double Orphan Learners, Kiganjo Zone, Thika District - Kenya.

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Kampala International University, school of special needs education
The study was about educational challenges facing double orphans in Kiganjo Zone, Thika district. There are many double orphan learners in the zone whose parents could have died due to accidents or diseases like HIV/AIDS. cancer and others. The method used in the study to collect data was qualitative approach, The research design was survey method. The targeted population was teachers and double orphan learners in the zone. The zone had twenty schools. The researcher sampled five schools out of the twenty. These schools were Gachika, Gathiru, Kiganjo and Ucekeini. The instruments and. tools used were questionnaires, interview and observation. They were used during gathering of information. In the five schools, questionnaires were given to three teachers per school. The total number being fifteen. The researcher interviewed the other teachers in the five schools. The double orphan learners were interviewed through sampling method. The researcher found many double orphans to have acquired many behavioral changes after death of their parents. The behavioral changes have affected dearly their academic performances. Many teachers have not been trained in areas of guidance and counseling and in special needs education.The government has a major role in sensitizing the members of the public on the plight of double orphans. It should also start rehabilitation centre for these learners rather than waiting for well wishers like non governmental organizations which are very few in this area of double orphans
A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of The Degree Of Bachelor Of Education In Special Needs Education Of Kampala International University
Educational Challenges of Double Orphan Learners, Thika District - Kenya