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Members of the National MovementMembers of the National Movement

“I like SAP but in class I often get bored. The teachers tell me all the time to keep quiet, and even when I want to say something to a friend in the other classroom they tell me to stay on my chair. They give me work and there is no way they will reduce it, not even when I offer to do something else in return! Therefore I drink a lot of water before class starts, so that I can go the washroom very often. And of course, every time I am there I will drink more water!

Yesterday I was quite in trouble. I was only making a bit of noise and then the ‘headmistress’ in the office called me and made me sit on the floor. I begged her and tried to make her laugh, but she wouldn’t release me. How I suffered! I really wanted to get up and watch the movie they were showing, but the lady wouldn’t even look at me... In the end I knew what to do: I asked if I could visit the washroom. Of course she said ‘no’. Then I told her it was very urgent, but she still said ‘no’. Luckily there was urine in my bladder. And the next thing was that the lady couldn’t help laughing when she saw my wet trousers and admitted I had outsmarted her.  I was free again!”

 

 

 

 ...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.

  National Movement on Specific Learning Difficulties

The National Movement is an initiative of SAP to provide mutual support and professional advice for parents, teachers, self-advocates and professionals who are directly affected by Specific Learning Difficulties. The Movement will also spread information on Specific Learning Difficulties and be a strong voice for the rights of persons with Specific Learning Difficulties in Ghana.

 

The aim of the Movement is:

  • To share and spread information about Specific Learning Difficulties
  • To share advice and guidance on how to coach children with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • To provide a platform for mutual sharing and encouragement
  • To form a stronger voice to advocate for learning support for children with Specific Learning Difficulties

The Movement presently has interim executives and membership that are helping it live its dream of becoming a strong national movement for the rights of persons with Specific Learning Difficulties.

Report on First National Conference on Specific Learning DifficultiesReport on First National Conference on Specific Learning Difficulties

In September 2014 the first National Conference on Specific Learning Difficulties was organised by the Movement. The event brought together parents, teachers and self-advocates, and focused at awareness creation and advocacy for the rights of children with Specific Learning Difficulties in Ghana. The report is available here

 

 

 

Become a member of the Movement if you are a parent or teacher of a child with learning difficulties, or when you have learning difficulties yourself! Call Ishmael on 020-6526444 for more information or sign up on the form below.

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