The school is situated at No. 20 4th Circular Rd, Cantonments, opposite the Togo Embassy, Accra. Ghana. 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.
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.
The aims of the school are:
- to provide special 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.
The school is registered 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.
Parents are encouraged to take active part in the school's activities, and educational programs are organized for them from time to time.
Mrs Salome Francois
Executive Director and Founder
New Horizon Special School
Incorporated under the Companies Code of Ghana 1963 (Act 179)
Registered with the Ghana Education Service - No. PA/34/73