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Special Educational Needs Unit

Transforming Lives in M'bang'ombe: Empowering People with Special Needs

Three interconnected centres in M'bang'ombe, Malawi, will soon make a significant difference for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This comprehensive programme provides essential support, fostering greater independence and inclusion within the community.

The M'bang'ombe SEND Support Centre will act as the central hub, connecting the other facilities and offering dedicated classrooms for SEND children. Here, teachers will receive ongoing training to enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting students with diverse learning needs.

The SEND Workshop Centre in Sam's Village will focus on creating and repairing assistive equipment, such as mobility devices, learning tools, prosthetics, and orthotics. This will empower individuals with SEND to navigate their daily lives with greater ease. Additionally, the centre will provide vital training and awareness programmes for key stakeholders who play a crucial role in supporting this population.

The SEND Health Unit, to be conveniently located within the M'bang'ombe Health Centre, will offer comprehensive care, including identification, diagnosis, and treatment of SEND conditions. This includes access to occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and physiotherapy, promoting overall well-being and development.

The positive impact of these centres is undeniable:

  • Increased Opportunities: People with SEND will soon have greater access to education, resources, and opportunities to reach their full potential.
  • Empowerment and Independence: The programme will foster a sense of self-reliance and equip individuals with SEND to make informed life choices.
  • Inclusion and Understanding: Communities will actively build a more inclusive environment, fostering greater understanding and acceptance of individuals with SEND.
  • Enhanced Capacity: Teachers, support workers, and caregivers will be better equipped to identify and support children with SEND, ensuring effective interventions and improved learning outcomes.
  • Strong Partnerships: Collaborative efforts with the Malawian Government and other NGOs will ensure long-term sustainability and access to vital resources.

By providing a holistic approach to supporting individuals with SEND, these centres in M'bang'ombe will create a brighter future for all.

Do contact us if you would like to support us with this or simply click on Donate above.

More details follow below:

SEND Overview

SEND overview.pdf

SEND Site Plan

060_T01b Malawi site plan 1 100 drawing Nov '23 inc site works.pdf

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