Helping children with Additional Learning Needs
Care for Uganda are currently looking at provision for children with Additional Learning Needs (ALN).
One of the children on our child sponsorship programme is deaf with no speech. He attends Luweero boys school. Initially he was taught in the special unit where he learned to sign. Now he is integrated in the mainstream classes which are signed.
Care for Uganda also work in partnership with an ALN day centre off Entebbe Road. We are discussing how best to provide for this group which has children with autism, downs syndrome and other special needs.
Pupils in the special needs unit.
Heateacher, Salome, discussing provision for ALN with Andy.
Desire, who has cerebral palsy has just joined Luweero boys school.
Elijah (left) is aged 12. In the past year he left school in order to look after his brother, Elisha, aged 13, who has downs syndrome. Elijah had to do this as his mother was too ill to cope. Sadly, she has since died of AIDS. Thankfully a lady has come forward who will foster these two boys. Elijah has now been able to return to school.