The Special Educational Needs Show in Ghana 2018 is organised by the Rex Yankey-Otoo (REYO) Foundation. The Foundation is not for profit organisation set up both in the UK and Ghana.
We are proud to be the organisers of the first SEN Show in Ghana with the main aim of bridging the GAP between special education provision in Ghana with UK and the rest of the world. We need the support of organisations, stakeholders and everyone for this very worthwhile cause.
We are passionate about all children receiving inclusive education, regardless of location, age and social demographics. There are limited insights into specialist provision and support for children in Ghana who have special needs such as Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Asperger syndrome, ADHD and those with general learning difficulties.
The difference we can make with the SEN Show Ghana is that, the Show will raise more awareness, reduce social stigma surrounding special needs and disabilities, it will change the lives of many in the Ghanaian community, by introducing resources and up to date approaches for use by schools, teachers, support workers and parents.
Ghana has an estimated total disabled population of 1.15 - 2.3 million. The World Bank acknowledges that there are currently 115 million school aged children out of school. Of those, 40 million (over 1/3) are estimated to have a disability, most of which are not visible or easy to diagnose (UNESO, 2010). These figures do not tell the whole story as many cases of SEN are unreported due to social sigma, especially in rural areas.
The SEN Show Ghana will be organised annually to showcase up to date approaches, therapies and resources NEW to the Special Educational Needs market.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Show.