Benjamin Kihwele

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"The spirit of knowledge sharing offered by ELP is not throwing a fist in the air, but a true commitment that changes the lives of children with disabilities around the globe. I'm proud that I gained the knowledge to make such changes happen."
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Tanzania (Residence)
Tanzania (Origin)

ELP class of 2015

Program Officer at Sense International-Tanzania

Specialties: 
Academics/Functional Academics
Advocacy
Assessment
Assistive Technology
Behavior
Communication
Curriculum
Daily Living Skills
Early Education
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Inclusion
Literacy
Low Vision
Music Therapy
Orientation and Mobility
Parenting and Family Support
Psychology/Counseling
Recreation and Leisure/Play Skills
Sensory Development
Sex Education
Social Skills
Teacher Training
Teaching MDVI/DB
Transition Planning
Vocational Skills
Biography: 

Benjamin is a program officer at Sense International in Tanzania, an organization that works to empower deafblind/MSI people and their families. Previously he worked for the government of Tanzania as a special needs education officer in the Mufindi district, and before that as a teacher of the deaf at Iringa School for the deaf. He holds a bachelor's degree in special needs education with a focus on cognitive disabilities from Tumaini University in Tanzania.