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 ...for Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

Special Attention Project (SAP) is a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization that improves the lives of children with Specific Learning Difficulties by spreading information to the public, advocating for learning support for pupils with learning difficulties in mainstream schools, doing research and training on Specific Learning Difficulties as well as providing practical support to out-of-school children with learning difficulties in the streets of Accra.

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Imagine that....

.... In school, you found it difficult to remember the letters of the alphabet

.... Your teacher called you ‘dumb’

.... Your classmates could read but you couldn’t make sense of any text

.... Your family said you are good for nothing

 Now imagine that....

.... Your wallet is taken away
.... Your phone is taken away
.... Your keys are taken away
.... All you have is the clothes you wear...

...and you are dropped in the centre of a city that you don't know!

How would you rate your chances of survival?

This is more or less the life scenario of many of the children at SAP. They dropped out of school because they did not receive help for their learning difficulties. Later on they migrated from their communities to the streets of Accra, often as young as ten or eleven years.  

What are Specific Learning Difficulties?

Specific Learning Difficulties are disabilities that affect a particular area of learning, for example reading, mathematics or concentration in persons of average or high intelligence. Specific Learning Difficulties include:






Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Irlen Syndrome

Aspergers Syndrome

 Information Booklet on Specific Learning Difficulties 



FonixGH is SAP's learning-to-read method specially designed for learners with learning differences.

Previews of the books are now available:


More information about FonixGH

FonixGh and Learning Difficulties

The Power of Practice: Learning through Batik Making

The Children Support Team of SAP recently introduced lessons in batik making. Children with learning difficulties often are delayed in their development, and the practical lessons help to develop various abilities. Children learn batik making for different reasons. Read more here

FonixGH in Action

In February 2016, UNESCO published the Global Education Monitoring Report Policy Paper 24:‘If you don’t understand, how can you learn?’

Key findings include:
1. Children should be taught in a language they understand, yet as much as 40% of the global population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand.
Read more here

Donate on Global Giving UK and USA

Are you far from Ghana in the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA) but would want to support children with Specific Learning Difficulties in Ghana? Special Attention Project (SAP) now has an account at Global Giving UK and USA. This is an opportunity: Visit our project page and give your support to children with learning difficulties!

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Read more here


Long Beaten for Inattention, Some Ghanaian Children With Learning Disabilities Finally Get Effective Education - See more at:
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