Adehye Special Home, a facility that supports children and persons with developmental delays with self-help skills and vocational training programmes is looking for partners to enable them expand their reach.
The home apart from running the support facility also creates self-help groups for parents living within Agona Swedru and Gomoa in the central region.
Mrs Susan Larbi, Executive Director of Adehye Special Home, told the Special Mothers Project that they have acquired a land to build a rehabilitation centre but need partners to enable them fulfil the vision.
“The rehabilitation centre will provide professional care and treatment for all persons with disability who needs the services,” Mrs Larbi said
She said she strongly believes in the need for people to join forces to support the special needs community, saying, “It comes with a huge responsibility and I do not think one person can do it all”.
Mrs Larbi who is also a mother of a child with Autism said she is able to supports children with all kinds of disability in her facility but needs help.
“We do not have funding and so we are unable to admit a lot of students at a time, we are unable to pay our facilitators due to lack of funding, we have a large number of community members who are unable to access the limited services we provide due to the challenges,” she said.
Mrs Larbi said: “I started visiting homes to provide therapy and I have been able to train two facilitators, however, the number of families that needs our services within our catchment communities are overwhelming.”
She said to complement her efforts she has formed small self-help groups within the catchment communities but will appreciate partners who will join forces with her organization to achieve more.