Brief- Education Assistance
This programme aims to improve persons with disabilities enrolment, retention and completion of education cycle for the eventual engagement in decent and gainful employment. NDFPWD provides support to persons with disabilities from Primary, Secondary, Colleges, Vocational Training Schools and University.

Education grants aim to empower people with disabilities by enhancing opportunities for them in education, training and rehabilitation institutions.  Individuals or their guardians can apply for financial support with fees for secondary, tertiary education, vocational training, vocational rehabilitation centres, universities and special educational establishments. PhD’s are not funded. The amount funded is for tuition fees and may include boarding.

The Fund covers up to 75% of course fees, the applicant is expected to cover 25%. If a person is in formal employment they are required to cover 50% of fees and the Fund covers up to 50%. In exceptional circumstances the Fund may pay 100% of fees but the applicant will be asked to provide additional evidence of extreme poverty.

If a course lasts more than one year the fund will pay only for the first year initially. The Beneficiary (the student) will be expected to fill in a report to the Fund each quarter. If this reporting is completed and shows that the student is attending the course and making satisfactory progress, then the Fund will aim to support the applicant for the following years also. The Beneficiary (the student) should contact and apply to the Fund in the third quarter of each academic year if they wish to receive funding again the following year. Please note that funding for education assistance is paid to the educational institution directly, not to the Beneficiary.

The requirements for the Education Assistance programme include;

  • Dully filled Education form
  • Copy of National ID (if under 18 years the guardian's)
  • Copy of admission letter
  • Copy of admission letter
  • Copy of fees structure
  • Certificate of previous course completed.
  • A letter of recommendation from the educational institution
  • Recommendation by the DSDOs
  • Proof of registration with NCPWD


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