Transfer of skills and knowledge to rural Malawi
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Transfer of skills and knowledge to rural Malawi

Eloise Sheerin Intellectual disability nursing student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Suzanna Weedle Intellectual disability nursing student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Eloise Sheerin and Suzanna Weedle describe a project to help family members and teachers in central Malawi care for children with intellectual disabilities

Five years ago, a Canadian-Irish project called Transformative Praxis was set up to transfer education and healthcare knowledge, skills and resources to local communities in the Chilanga region of central Malawi. The organisation also arranges for education, nursing and international development students to take part in small research-oriented projects alongside local co-learners. Last year, the co-authors took part in one of these projects along with a professor of education and ten of his students from Quebec, Canada. In association with a local co-learner, they discussed intellectual disability with teachers, families and people with disabilities. This article presents an account of the work they undertook.

Correspondence sheeriel@tcd.ie

Learning Disability Practice. 18, 3,22-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp.18.3.22.e1628

Received: 13 January 2015

Accepted: 04 February 2015

Published in print: 30 March 2015

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict Of Interest

None declared