This project helps children in Ghana who dropped out of school because of learning difficulties. The project provides individualised education to prepare children for re-entry in formal education. Families of the children receive education on learning difficulties. This prevents children from growing up in the streets or getting involved in anti-social activities. The project also provides learning solutions for in-school children with learning problems, to promote inclusiveness of education.
Education for All Children! All children? Not yet in Ghana, where children with learning difficulties are often forced to stop schooling because they do not receive adequate learning help. When their families also fail to understand their problems, they easily drift off to the streets. In the streets they have little future and often apply their skills and talents to anti-social activities. Thousands of children live in the streets of Accra; about 1 in 3 shows symptoms of learning difficulties.
This project helps to change this reality by: *Helping out-of-school children to experience that they can learn: providing individual education, pre-vocational lessons and behavioural training, leading to return to school; *Educating their families on Specific Learning Difficulties like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; *Providing learning solutions like specialised materials and homework help for children with learning difficulties and training teachers.
Children with learning difficulties often have talents in non-academic areas and can become great achievers. By acquiring basic education, hundreds of children with learning difficulties in Ghana will discover and develop their strengths and not grow up in the streets. This will help their families and communities, and reduce crime. Providing learning solutions will help children to stay in school and help to make the education system more inclusive for children with learning difficulties.