|In September 2017 the Centre received funding to begin a Special Education Program in the Kindergarten. We decided to name our program in honor of a former student who was a pioneer in our efforts in working with special needs children. We have served eight children by providing them with basic education from a qualified special education teacher and assistant. Two of these children have now graduated and been able to start attending public school. Before enrolling in this program, all the beneficiary children were out of school.
These children (ages 4-6) receive plenty of individual attention from their teachers, which allows them to thrive in their learning environment. They are provided with a healthy breakfast each day, receive behavioral support, follow an exercise routine, and learn about hygienic practices, such as how to brush their teeth. We plan on incorporating some educational toys and games to give the children more of a Montessori approach at learning. We also plan to assist each child in keeping a notebook which will help them and their parents to track and support their learning progress. The Special Needs Team also wants to place more of a focus on communicating with parents and having frequent meetings with them so that they will understand better how to help their children at home. We welcome people who can train our teachers in further Special Needs Education.
Good English skills and relevant experience and qualifications in their field are needed. Some Arabic is vital. We need empathic people with a servant heart. You need flexibility, a love for people, and a desire to share Christ in word and deed.
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