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The First Outreach of the Autism Help Foundation: A Date with Pupils of the Yumba Special School

It started as a fantasy, to help create awareness of people with neuro disorders across the lengths and breath of Ghana, starting from the northern region. Now it is a reality, one that has gotten the attention of many including the Northern Regional Minister, Directors of Education, Lecturers and the general public. It took place at the Yumba Special School on October 8, 2015 with the abled Tamale team: Mr. Charles Atia; Co-founder, Mrs. Afia Larbi; Member of the Executive board, Zubaida Isma-eel; Northern Regional PRO for the project and Programmes Coordinator, Miss Adeline Zin-yen Nyabu; Workshop Coordinator, Abdul Swalihu Zaapayim; Member of the Organizing Team, Member of the Organizing Team.

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Some students of University for Development Studies represented with their lecturer who has an interest in inclusive education
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Inspecting the new bungalows being put up for the teachers thanks to the Regional Minister.DSC00220  DSC00221 DSC00222  DSC00223DSC00123 - Copy - Copy - Copy (2)   DSC00131 - Copy  DSC00131  DSC00158 - Copy - Copy (2)

There are mostly those times we faced some tormenting moments of seizures, but we sailed through quietly withing a few minutes.DSC00158DSC00159 - Copy  DSC00160 - Copy  DSC00160  DSC00161 - Copy      DSC00162  DSC00163 - Copy   DSC00163  DSC00164DSC00165 - Copy  DSC00165DSC00166 - Copy  DSC00167  DSC00168  DSC00169  DSC00170  DSC00171    DSC00173   DSC00174  DSC00175  DSC00176  DSC00177  DSC00178  DSC00179   DSC00180

There were dancers among them who really entertained us. DSC00186  DSC00189    DSC00190  DSC00191  DSC00192  DSC00193  DSC00194  DSC00195  DSC00196  DSC00198  DSC00199  DSC00200

The Northern Regional Minister on their exhibitionDSC00204  DSC00206

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The talented children weaving their foot-matsDSC00209DSC00221        DSC00222DSC00223

DSC00224      DSC00225Some dancing time.DSCF7091  DSCF7092 Puzzle time as I tried to make meaning from the priceless conversation.DSCF7093  DSCF7094DSCF7095 DSCF7096DSCF7097 DSCF7098DSCF7100 DSCF7101

Their beautiful crafts were exhibited and were well patronisedDSCF7102DSCF7103 DSCF7104DSCF7105DSCF7107DSCF7109  DSCF7110DSCF7111 DSCF7120 DSCF7121 DSCF7122DSCF7140 DSCF7141 DSCF7142 DSCF7143DSCF7153  DSCF7152

The great team who worked so hard to see to the organisation of this outreach in the north.

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The main purpose for this outreach was to create awareness in the northern region and to spend quality time with the children to make them feel as special as they are. Here i the north, most of these children are silently murdered only to be heard of as rumours later. Althout it is done in most parts of the country, up here in the north, it seems worse as even children with cleft palate are rumoured to be called tilapia and are silently eliminated. Our hope is to make every one aware of the very fact that they are humans with dreams and aspirations as all of us. We were able to achieve this thanks to our team and our bigger team among whom are Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, Mr. Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, who was part of the sponsors, Mr. Alfred Kpodo, Kwabena Gyamfi, Yaa Asabea Asihene, Juvian Osei Bonsu, Shirley Banafoe, Patrick Kofi Marfo, Charity Batuure, Joshua Alhassan Gariba, Philip Sarpong, Sylvanus Bedzrah and Sandra Sefa. A donation was made by the Regional Minister to the headmistress for school materials for the children.

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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