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 “At SAP we play computer almost every day. I don’t like the class-work but I love computer! There is one game I like very much, and at the beginning of that game I always have to type my name. At first I my teacher had to type, but now I know which keys to use.

Yesterday I was moved to another teacher’s group. That teacher did not know that I can’t write my name, and I felt very bad when she told me to do so. When she was not looking I sneaked to the computer lab. I quickly copied the letters on the keys that make my name. When I returned my teacher was annoyed that I went out, but she praised me because I had my name right!”

 

 

 

 ...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.

June 2017

Ghana's Children: Do They Learn to Read?
In July 2015, the Ghana Education Service and RTI International (with support from USAID) carried out the national Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessment (EGRA, EGMA). The assessments were administered to a random sample of 7,311 Primary 2 pupils in 738 public schools across the country.
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June 2017

SAP Commended for Great Work

"Congratulations and good job done!" 
These were the words of Hon. Nenyi George Andah, Ghana's Deputy Minister of Communication when he presented a certificate of appreciation to SAP.

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February 2017

SAP educates Parents on Learning  Difficulties  

The early months of 2017 have been eventful at SAP. Our Behaviour Change Communication programme kick started on a good note with a series of information sessions on learning difficulties. We have organised five sessions for parents during their Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) meetings in schools.                                                                      Read More here      

June 2017 

Children's Story: Joshua, Learning to Read and Count at Age 11

                                                                                                            Here's Joshua, 11 years                                                                Joshua dropped out of school in class 3 but was later readmitted to class 1 because he couldn't read, write nor spell his name. He dropped out again apparently due to his learning problems and migrated to the street to avoid being forced to go back to school.

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April 2017

SAP Participate in National Philanthropy Forum

SAP delegation comprising Margaretha Ubels, Project Coordinator and Richard Opoku, Programmes Manager attended the 2nd National Philanthropy Forum and Excellence Awards in Accra.

The two-day summit was under the theme “Philanthropists as Agents for National Development”The Philanthropy Forum-Ghana organised the forum.

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