As the day of love, Valentine’s Day as it is popularly known gets close, the Alexis Miranda Foundation (AMF), a nonprofit organization established to create and increase Autism awareness in the communities around the world with a focus on Ghana and other African nations has held a party for the New Horizon Special School, Cantonments.
The Foundation which is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by Autism and other disabilities according to Goldie Segbedzi, the event organizer and representative of the foundation stated that, the gesture was to show how committed the foundation is adding that the founders hope to provide comprehensive professional services to children who are affected and help them reach their maximum potential and thrive in their communities.
Speaking to the Principal of the school, Vanessa Adu Akorsah, she opined that the support the institution has received from the Alexis Miranda foundation has been enormous and sought more benevolent people to join the fray as they are a ‘cocktail mix’.
“Lynn Osei Asibe, the founder of Alexis Miranda because of a 14 year old Autistic child has shown so much love to this institution which I normally describe as a cocktail mix because we have children with autism, down syndrome and other learning difficulties. However I believe that there are other benevolent people who can come and support this institution”, the Principal said.
The New Horizon Special school was established by Mrs Salome Francois in 1972 and is with the Ministry of Education, and has been legally registered as a Voluntary, Non-Profit making and chari¬table insti¬tution in Ghana.
It provides day school education for children and vocational training and employment for adults who have intellectual disability. Persons with other disabilities e.g. spastic, cerebral palsy, visually impaired, hearing impaired etc are also admitted so long as their primary disability is learning difficulty. Presently students aged four to forty plus years attend the school.
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