On-site support in the Community
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St. Charles Special Needs School is looking for suggestions which will help them improve and sustain the school long-term. School officials and the local community wish to develop the school into a model institution for sustainable special education-one which addresses the needs of all children with disabilities and continuously promotes their inclusion as contributing members of our community.
For this task, we are seeking your ideas and input regarding how we can sustain the school financially over the long-term. All ideas are welcome.
St. Charles Special Needs School could use 2 volunteers for addressing the special education needs of children with disabilities, provision of therapy, and above all to share their experiences with teachers and children.
The school is NOT able to pay for lodging, food or transportation expenses. School authorities CAN provide information about safe and decent lodging, good meals and local transportation depending on how much the volunteer can afford to pay.
St. Charles Special Needs School is located in Ghana. The school has 4 teachers, 2 professionally trained and 2 who are not. At the present time, there are 22 children with disabilities enrolled at the school. The school serves both boys and girls and children range in age from 5 to 25 years. Disabilities include; Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, mobility impairments, visual impairments and speech problems. Some of the children are diagnosed with multiple disabling conditions.
St. Charles Special Needs School would like to develop a comprehensive disability awareness program.
The goals of this program would be to:
1. Reduce and eliminate the stigma so often associated with people with disabilities in our local community.
2. Increase acceptance of people with disabilities and promote full community integration.
3. Reduce the number of parents and guardians who hide their children with disabilities for fear of what public will say.
The work in Kimilili Clean Water Project is as follows:
- Identifying locations of a new water sources, either spring or well (they must serve more than ten families)
- If spring water, reconstruct or reroute water to enable sufficient drainage of water
- Build reservoir
- If well water, drill down to the water source
- Install a water pumping engine
- Install pipes so the water can flow freely
Find volunteers that are willing to travel to the community of Zabef to help with the teaching activities of the organization.
Make contact with the organizations that were located to inquire on their volunteer exchange programs.
Once a list of potential organizations and individuals has been made, help the local representative to decide what is needed to accomodate the teachers who will visit.