BasicNeeds will create resource rooms, train teachers and parents, and provide medical care, school fees and uniforms for 100 children with epilepsy in Ghana. These activities will enable them to attend school.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Children with epilepsy in Ghana are denied the opportunity to attend school. They report painful experiences of isolation, discrimination, ridicule, abuse, and exclusion by family members, teachers and peers. This takes a toll on their social and emotional development, hindering their long-term ability to function productively as part of their communities. This project works with children, teachers, and parents to make it possible for children with epilepsy in Walewale, Ghana to attend school.
How will this project solve this problem?
BasicNeeds trains teachers in special education and inclusion; creates special needs resource rooms; supports parents in understanding and advocating for their children; and provides medicines, school fees, and uniforms. These activities enable children with epilepsy to complete their basic education in a supportive learning environment.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will educate 100 children with epilepsy. It will also strengthen their social skills, emotional well being, and confidence. They will become productive and valued members of their communities. In the process, the attitudes of teachers, family members, and peers towards children with special needs will change, and these successes will be replicated with other children.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.