Promotion of inclusive education through Traditional Arts

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Project Summary

The overall objective of the project is to increase access to inclusive vocational programs for children and youth with disabilities tailored to their developmental needs.

The specific objectives of the project are:
1. Develop cooperation scheme of special schools and Icherisheher Centre for Traditional Art (ICTA) of the Scientific and Cultural Center of Icherisheher Administration;
2. Adjust curriculum to the needs of people with disabilities;
3. Establish access to vocational education on the traditional arts and craft for unemployed adults, children and youth with disabilities;
4. Train teachers and instructors on inclusive vocational education;
5. Increase the employability of graduates on the traditional arts and crafts;
6. Develop and submit policy recommendations for the integration of the children with disabilities to the program of the Ministry of Education.

Project Accomplishments


  • Special boarding schools № 3 and № 5 under the Ministry of Education, special schools № 3, № 11 and № 268 under the Baku City Education Department (BCED), as well as primary schools № 86 in Khatai district, № 148 in Sabunchu district and № 270 in Surakhani district were selected as the pilot schools for further cooperation with ICTA;
  • Needs Assessment was conducted among the youth and their parents in special and primary schools to assess their employment experience, inclusion into society and their vision on the changes;
  • A space for Training Centre for inclusive vocational trainings in Icherisheher was selected and renovated;
  • Among the simple souvenir producers and sellers, labor market needs assessment was conducted for further development of new curriculum programs on simple souvenir production for the youth with and without disabilities;
  • Psychologist and Curriculum Development Specialists were recruited and the Individual Development Plan and Standard Curriculum Template were developed.



Project start date:

June 2018

Estimated end date:

June 2021

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Azerbaijan

    Implementing partner:

    Admin. of State Hist.&Arch.RI

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $0

    2019 $325,564

    2018 $101,995

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