A facility that will serve as a home away from home for children with special needs has been established in Apam in the Central Region to support families raising children with special needs.
The facility will operate as a residential as well as a day care facility for all children especially children with special needs including those with severe forms of cerebral palsy.
It will house the children, feed and provide care and educational needs at an affordable rate.
Madam Mercy Boadu, Founder and Chief Executive of MEB Special Children’s home, said: “I come into contact with a lot of children with special needs who are usually neglected because the parents or care givers do not see any bright future for them.”
She said MEB Special Children’s Home will serve as a home away from home for especially children with special needs, however, regular children were also welcomed.
“We will provide an Individualised educational plan for each child and work closely with the parents to ensure that we achieve realistic targets for the children,” she added.
Madam Boadu said MEB Special Children’s Home hopes to work with the children to help them become meaningful citizens of Ghana.
“I will train the children as I will train my own children,” she said.
Madam Boadu is a teacher by profession, a head teacher at a basic school in Apam and a mother of a child with cerebral palsy.