Welcome to special Children Education and Training Centre
Special Needs Education
Our learners with special abilities after assessment are grouped according to their different abilities and levels of development, their individual learning plans formulated, the centre trains children who are not eligible for regular education.
We do this basing on the needs assessment and after carefully understanding the concern of the parents. With our differentiated learning approach, our special needs instructors work with children with impairments or disabilities, beginning where the learners are; not necessarily what the curriculum demands through a self discovery system.
The children are grouped according to ability and the instructors build on what the children know, allowing multiple learning styles to be engaged. The concept of early intervention promotes growth and development of children, which can enhance our children’s social and physical development.
This initiative promotes inclusion to advance peer to peer acceptance and support, we further integrate with community schools through games, sports, recreation, awareness and social interaction which goes a long way in building a tolerant society for persons with disabilities.
Vocational skills training
We engage our children into productive vocational skills clases where they are trained into a variety of skills such as crafts, paper mache, tailoring, sweater knitting and other life skills to help them lead independent lives.
Therapy services include; physical, occupational and speech therapy which are based on the international standards and practices though under resourced.
Physical therapists address the gross motor needs of the student such learning to walk; occupational therapists address the fine motor and daily living skills such as writing, eating, dressing; and speech therapists address all areas of speech and communication skills.
Therapy evaluations and treatment services are provided using a collaborative team approach.We offer different aspects of therapy including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. The parents are trained in simple therapy techniques of handling, exercise, positioning, feeding and care for their children.
The centre offers free physiotherapy services to the community and at times (through friends and partners) also provides to unique equipment services including: splints which give support to a child’s legs or arms, standing frames and wheelchairs to the community.
Rehabilitation department is currently in a poor state due to inadequate facilities to provide uptodate services to special needs children.
Home based care / Home visits and Training
Taking healthcare services away from institutions and delivering them directly to the community. Observing parents and carers interacting with their children and providing them with the help and advice they need, promoting early intervention and teaching appropriate techniques specific for the individual family and child.
We offer hands on training to parents in among others, nutrition, speech and physiotherapy to support children in their development, provide training tools to parents that will aid their training at home. Like tools to stimulate the thinking of children, toys and others.
Counseling and guidance: Offer Counseling and guidance services to parents who are struggling to raise children with special needs and also provide life support skills techniques.
Information dissemination: Develop, print and distribute Information Education Communication materials on care guidance for use in capacity building and behavior change.
Extra-curricular activities: Organize special events for children and their parents, for instance visiting the zoo and beaches, marketing, road safety, exchange visits and tours to enable society recognize that such children also need activities like that.
The center is committed to the following pillars
- To foster unity, understanding, kindness and forgiveness among the special children, staff and stakeholders.
- To work together as a team with all stakeholders to arrive at coherent and effective programmes of action.
- To maximize its service capacity through responsible stewardship of all entrusted resources.
- We believe in strong partnership building with oversight agencies, institutions and the general public through effective collaboration and information sharing.
- To maintain the highest degree of professionalism, respect, honesty, and fairness in dealing with partners, and public at large.
- To foster a culture of commitment and hard work in service provision to all special needs children.