From the 6th of January to the 11th of January 2014 Dislabelled conducted policy discussions with the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre, HopeSetters Autism Center and the Dzorwulu Special School. These discussions were climaxed by a teacher appreciation lunch.
Our interactions with the teachers at various Special Education institutions in Ghana revealed their strong desire to have professional training to keep them abreast of innovative teaching methods. Moreover, after our debut project, ThisAbility, we realized that a sustainable and potent way of effecting change in Special Education is by working with these teachers.
‘SustainAbility’ is a periodic and easily replicable teacher-training program, which also serves as a platform for special educators in Ghana to brainstorm ideas and to get involved in policy making. It reels in experts and resources to keep the teachers abreast of latest pedagogy and technologies to enrich the classroom experience. After the training, Dislabelled will donate the needed teaching materials to these schools.
The debut SustainAbility project was implemented in partnership with the HopeSetters Autism Centre in Tema and Ms. Casey McFeeley of the West Africa Autism Society.