Welcome to the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE) to be held in Tanzania
Conference site: Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU)
Dates: 13th – 17th July, 2019
The International Association of special Education in collaboration with Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) in Tanzania will conduct the 16thBiennial Conference from 13th to 17th July, 2019.
SEKOMU was founded by the North Eastern Diocese (NED) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. For over 128 years, the NED has been serving people degraded by and discriminated from their communities, particularly people with leprosy, mental health illnesses and disabilities. The ground-breaking approach of the NED has underpinned the philosophy of SEKOMU during its 11 years of existence. From its onset, the university’s main objective was to produce graduates who would work for and with people trapped in the lowest stratum of the social pyramid. Programmes aimed at giving downtrodden people their rightful place in society have therefore become SEKOMU’s foremost priority.
Where is SEKOMU?
SEKOMU was built in the village of Magamba which is in the middle of Western Usambara. Magamba is situated 8 km north of Lushoto town in the District of Lushoto, Tanga region. The Usambara ranges are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. SEKOMU is thus located in the midst of a biodiversity hotspot in the north eastern part of Tanzania. Travelling from anywhere in Tanzania to SEKOMU is very easy as buses drive directly to Magamba.
How does one get to Magamba (Lushoto)?
Tanzania has two international airports. In the north, there is the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). In Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania, there is the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA). You may decide to come to Tanzania ahead of the conference and travel to different places for different activities after which you make your private travel arrangements to Lushoto. If, however, you want to use collective transportation being arranged for conference participants, the following information will be useful:
Day ONE – Saturday July 13, 2019
ARRIVAL IN ARUSHA, MOSHI OR TANGA:
Wherever you arrive in Tanzania, your first night, transportation and lodging will be on your own. This will give you time to rest up and explore the sites and sound. You should then relocate to either Arusha, Moshi or Tanga not later than July 13th, 2019.
Day TWO – Sunday July 14th, 2019
TRAVELLING TO MAGAMBA (LUSHOTO)
The following pick-up hotels are listed for your convenience:
1. In Arusha, please be at NEW SAFARI HOTEL at 7.00 a.m.
2. In Moshi, please be at LUTHERAN UHURU HOTEL at 7.00 a.m.
3. In Tanga, please be at MKONGE HOTEL at 7.00 a.m.
The trip from Moshi/Arusha to Magamba takes between 5 and 7 hours. The coasters, mini-buses and vans will be driven by good drivers who will ensure you arrive safely. Also, each car will have a guide who will make the travel a fun and exciting learning trip. From Tanga to Lushoto, the trip takes 3.30 hours.
Where can one book accommodation?
The IASE Conference Committee has arranged accommodation options at nine hotels/university campus. These hotels/campus site have been selected due to their rates, cleanliness and close location to the University. Room rates are listed in Tanzanian shillings TZS and USD. All rates listed are per night. All rates include breakfast. When making your reservation, indicate that you are attending the conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE). Please note that most hostels and hotels only accept Tanzanian currency. Please check with the accommodation site prior to booking to see if credit cards are also accepted.
(1) SEKOMU on-campus hostels:
Post Address: SEKOMU, P.O. Box 370, LUSHOTO.
Contact 1: Afizai Vuliva
Contact 2: Dr. Anneth Munga
Room: Single, double and faculty housing are available at this site for $20USD which includes breakfast and dinner.
Wifi is available with a TV in dining hall area. This site is located in Magamba. You can book by emailing your information to the above email addresses.
(2) Tumaini Hostel
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Address: Lushoto, Tanzania
This hostel has clean rooms, with WiFi, hot showers, single and double beds with mosquito netting. Accessible for those with physical disabilities on the bottom floor only.
Rooms: A variety of choices available from a single, double and or triple.
Single: 35,000 TZS/$16 USD;
Double: 35,000 TZS/ $16 USD ;Triple (3-4 persons per room) 20,000 TZS / $9 USD per person. Breakfast is included.
Address: P.O.Box 51, Lushoto,Tanzania
Contact email: Info@usambara-st-eugene.com
+255 784 523 710 or
St. Eugene’s Lodge has comfortable, modern and spotless rooms with bathrooms and perfect hot showers. All rooms have balconies with views over banana fields and the Usambara mountains.. It is run by an order of Tanzanian sisters. Tasty meals are available from 8,000 TZS/
$4 USD. High quality home-made cheese, local jam and banana wine are sold by
Single $25 USD
Double $45 USD
Triple $54 USD
Suite $ 60 USD
Tanzanian Resident rates:
Single 30000/TZS $14 USD
Double 54000 TZS/$24USD
Triple 64800 TZS /$29USD
Suite 72000 TZS /$32USD
Breakfast is included.
(4) Highland Park Hotel
Address: P.O. Box 246, Lushoto, Tanzania.
This hotel has comfortable rooms on the ground and second floor with bathrooms and hot showers. Each room also has a TV. Other services include WiFi and laundry. Optional BBQ dinner buffet is available along with a mini bar (additional charges).
Other options include hiking, trekking and walking to the rain forest with minimal charges.
Single $35 USD; Double (two persons) $50.00 USD;
Triple (two or more persons) $25.00 USD. Breakfast is included.
Delegates: Best to reach via email.
(5) Avocado Lodge
Address: PO Box 358, Lushoto, Tanzania
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(+255) 078 436 0624
This lodge is a cozy accommodation
situated in a serene environment in Lushoto, Each room has a
wardrobe, a worktable, a TV with satellite reception and an en-suite bathroom.
Local and continental meals are served at the onsite
restaurant. Complimentary breakfast is served daily.
The lodge features an event facility and a business centre. Laundry service is provided for an extra charge.
Rates vary from 60,000 TZS ($27USD) to 90,000TZS($40 USD). Single and double rooms (one bed for a couple). Breakfast is included.
(6) Kakakuona Resort
Address: P.O. Box 272, Lushoto,
Contact email: Kakakuonainfo@yahoo.com
Situated in Lushoto, the Kakakuona Resort offers a garden and free WiFi. With a bar, the property also features a restaurant. Lushoto Tourism Information Centre is a 5-minute walk away. At the resort, all rooms have a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV, with a private bathroom, certain rooms at Kakakuona Resort also offer a mountain view. The accommodation offers a children’s playground.
Rooms: Range from singles 30,000 TZS/ $14 USD to doubles at 45,000TSZ/ $20 USD to Executive (3-4 persons) 80,000 TZS/$36. Breakfast is included.
(7) Lawns Hotel
Address: P.O. Box 33
Contact email: Contact@lawnshotel.co.tz
Guests are welcome to use the free Wi-Fi located in the main building. During dinner they offer a 3 course set menu at 25,000 TZS or $10.99 USD per person.
Rooms: Range from a budget twin to a family suite. Prices for one person in a standard room 75,000 TSZ/$35 to 30,000 TSZ/$ 14.
Rooms for two persons are 75,000 TSZ/$35USD. Breakfast is included. .
(8) Muller’s Lodge
Address: P.O.Box 34, Lushoto, Tanzania
Contact: Ruddy Muller
+255 784 315661 ,
Phone: Office +255 782 315666, 027 2640204,
+255 782 315
This lodge can has stylish standard rooms and cottages with fire places. Some activities in the area include bird watching, hiking, and or cycling.
Rooms: A variety of choices available from a single room $45 USD or Double room $60 USD. Breakfast is included. This facility is suitable for those with physical challenges
(9) Executive Lodge
Address: P.O Box 102
Contact email: Info@lushotoexecutivelodge.co.tz
Lushoto Executive Lodge is situated in the Usambara Mountains. This Lodge will offer you self-catering units, double rooms and twin rooms. All rooms are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms and television sets. Set in a natural garden with flowers and singing birds, the self-contained and well-equipped cottages.
Rooms: A variety of choices are available from single to double to triple rooms. Prices range from single (one person) 95000TSZ/$40USD; double
75,000TXZ/$35USD to triple rooms 85000/$38USD.
SEBASTIAN KOLOWA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY (SEKOMU), MAGAMBA, 13TH-17TH JULY, 2019
“EMPOWERING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE AND INCLUSIVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”
Full information about the Conference is found on the IASE WEBSITE: www.iase.org
Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) is going to host the 16th Biennial Conference of IASE. This Conference will be held in Magamba from 13th to 17th July 2019. The conference theme is
“Empowering Persons with Disabilities: Developing Resilience and Inclusive Sustainable Development”. Between 300 and 400 academicians and educators in the fields of special and inclusive education from around the world have expressed interest to attend the conference. It will be the first time for SEKOMU to host a conference of this kind.
All payments should be made to :
NAME OF THE ACCOUNT: IASE CONFERENCE 2019
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41610018966
NAME OF THE BANK: NATIONAL MICROFINANCE BANK LUSHOTO BRANCH/SWIFT CODE: NMIBTZTZ
For information regarding fees feel free to contact: Rev. Dr. Anneth Munga, Director of Postgraduate Studies, International Relations and Linkages – SEKOMU, P.O. Box 370 Lushoto.
Email 1: email@example.com
Email 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile & WhatsApp number: +255789738164.
The International Association of Special Education (IASE) was founded in 1985. IASE members reside in 50 countries and include teachers, teacher trainers, professors, speech clinicians, psychologists, health care providers, social workers, counselors, family members and those associated with related disciplines.
Registration information: https://www.iase.org/registration-16th-biennial
Also, kindly open the attached checklist as prepared by the IASE Board Secretary and 2019 Conference Liaison Officer.
THE MISSION of the International Association of Special Education is to:
- promote awareness and understanding of issues and developments related to the education and welfare of individuals with special needs throughout the world;
- promote professional exchange between professionals in special education, family members and individuals in related disciplines internationally;
- encourage and promote research to advance the field of special education and share that information through official publications;
- promote continuing education in special education; and,
- work collaboratively with other special education organizations for worldwide promotion of the interests of individuals with special needs.
IASE VISION AND CORE VALUES
THE VISION of the International Association of Special Education (IASE) is to improve the quality of life and service delivery for all
individuals with special needs.
CORE VALUES of the IASE are:
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