..... for children with Specific Learning Difficulties
Special Attention Project (SAP) is a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organisation that improves the lives of children with Specific Learning Difficulties by:
Advocating for educational rights of children with learning difficulties
Providing training on Specific Learning Difficulties
Developing learning solutions
SAP also provides practical support to out-of-school children with learning difficulties in the streets of Accra.
Dear <<First Name>>, Season's Greetings!
You are warmly welcome to the last edition of Special News for 2016. With your unflinching support, SAP is making great strides, and our commitment to improving the lives of children with learning difficulties in Ghana continues undiminished. In recognition of this commitment and our distinguished contribution to children with learning difficulties, SAP was named among 10 global awardees at the Child10 Award Ceremony and Summit 2016 held in Stockholm, Sweden. SAP dedicates this prestigious award to our various stakeholders for your significant contributions towards our work. We continue to count on your support and particularly, call on you to join our "Road to Education"campaign launched to give out-of-school children with learning difficulties the chance of getting back into education.
Be patient with the child
Help the child with homework
Listen and try to understand the behaviour of the child
Do not beat or call names
Explain to the child's teacher that the child has a leaning difficulty
Support the work of SAP
FonixGH, SAP's learning-to-read method teaches children to read through phonics and everyday words in Twi. It meets learning needs of children with learning difficulties, especially in the area of readng.
Browse through sample pages of the FonixGH books and use the feedback form to tell us what you think.
We love to hear from you!
Children's Stories: Children Speak about SAP's Support
Some out-of-school children benefiting from SAP's Support Programme express appreciation:
Enock (13) “SAP is really helping me. I enjoy the batik lessons and class activities. I didn’t like maths, but now I’m doing well. I now understand angles, long division and counting. The puzzle we play with also helps me a lot. Thank you to SAP.”
Robert (12) “At first, I couldn't wash dishes, clothes and bath without help. When I came to SAP, I have learnt how to brush, bath and wash all alone. I enjoy the way teachers at SAP teach. I really understand when they teach. I also like the computer classes at SAP. God Bless SAP.”
SAP Receives Child10 Award
In recognition of its distinguished services and significant contributions towards improving the lives of children with learning difficulties in Ghana, SAP was named as one of the award winners at the 2016 Child10 Award Ceremony and Summit.
The Child10 Award was founded by Sophie Stenbeck Family Foundation and Reach for Change to recognise visionary leaders of grassroots organisations working with innovative solutions to address urgent and pressing issues for vulnerable children globally.
Margaretha Ubels, Project Coordinator of SAP, attended the Child 10 Award Summit from November 6-8 in Stockholm, Sweden and received the award on behalf of SAP.
The 10 children’s rights organisations were recognised included: Special Attention Project (SAP), Ghana; CAITH, Peru; Empire des Enfants, Senegal; Defence for Children, Sierra Leone; and Kaami Arts, Rwanda.
Others were: Refunite, Denmark; Makini, Tanzania; ECPAT UK Youth Programme, UK; M’Lop Tapang, Cambodia; and Missing Children Europe, Belgium.
The event offered the awardees an exceptional opportunity to share their best practices and to build on collective knowledge and experience to continue and scale their work for children. Photo credit: Jenny Leyman