The Alexis Miranda Foundation has renovated an autism resource centre at the Dzowulu Special School.
The resource centre is expected to provide a conducive environment for children with special needs and also serve as a training centre for special education teachers across the country.
In an interview with Citi News on the sidelines of the event, the Director of Operations of the Miranda Foundation, Esinam Dzameshie, expressed the need to address the stigmatization of autistic children and the provision of adequate academic facilities for them to thrive.
The Miranda foundation is a non-profit organization that provides resources to help families with special needs children.
The founder, Lynn Dadzie-Yeboah who experienced the difficulty of finding adequate academic institution for her daughter, Alexis, said the experience inspired her to work with academic institutions such as the Dzorwulu Special School to provide adequate resources for autistic children.
Addressing the audience, the representative of the Minister for Education at the event reiterated the minister’s pledge to ensure that schools for children with special needs are given more attention enabling them to reach their full potential.
The Ministry supported the renovation of the Special School, the Autism Resource Center.
The Ministry plans to begin a trainer-trainee program in July 2018 which will train two special education teacher per region to help better cater for children with special needs.
Ernest Chemists, as part of its corporate social responsibility, donated 7,000 Ghana cedis to the Miranda Foundation.