NEW HORIZON SPECIAL SCHOOL

P.O. Box 01084, Osu, Accra, Ghana, Hotline: +233 302 772 878

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

ABOUT US

Our 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 charitable institution in Ghana. It is managed by an Executive Director and controlled by a Board of Trustees of New Horizon Special School.

We provide 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.

Read more about the school's history here.

Mrs Salome Francois,
Executive Director and Founder New Horizon Special School

Read more about Mrs. Salome Francois' quest to establish the school.

Our main objectives are:

to provide special a type of education and vocational training for children and adults with special needs.

to develop each child' potential to the full so that he or she can lead productive and satisfying life.

Parents are encouraged to take active part in the school's activities, and educational programs are organized for them from time to time.

 

Legal

Incorporated under the Companies Code of
Ghana 1963 (Act 179)

Registered with the Ghana Education Service
No. PA/34/73

New Horizon Special School, Accra - Ghana, is a purpose built establishment started by a mother of a daughter who has intellectual disability with the support of some parents and friends from American Women Association in January 1972.

 

PACID GHANA

Parent Association of Children with Intellectual Disability (PACID- GHANA) was established to lend support to the many parents and guardians of children having intellectual disability in Ghana.

 

Learn more about PACID GHANA

Events

Annual Exhibition and Open Day:

Both events are held yearly to expose the works of the students at the workshop to parents and the general public. Patronage is usually good.

 

Cultural Performances:

The students Drumming and Dancing Group performs impressively both during school events and at outside locations. See picture gallery below for an impression of their performance during Open Day in November 2004.

 

Seminars and Radio Programmes:

The school regularly organises seminars and radio-programmes designed to educate the public on intellectual disability and promoting the Funda-mental Human Rights of Children with Intellectual Disability.

"All children are knowledgeable and deserve love and respect. Gone are the days when special children were left in bushes and shrubs. We want to educate the public so that all children can achieve great things"

 

New Horizon Special School

P.O. Box 01084

Osu, Accra

Ghana

 

Tel.:      +233 302 772 878

Fax:      +233 302 772 878

 

IMPRESSUM & DISCLAIMER

 

 

(c) 2005 - 2016

New Horizon Special School

"All children are knowledgeable and deserve love and respect. Gone are the days when special children were left in bushes and shrubs. We want to educate the public so that all children can achieve great things"