New Horizon Special School was founded by Mrs Salome François in 1972 and has been legally registered as a voluntary, non-profit making and charitable institution with the Ministry of Education. It is managed by an Executive Director and controlled by a Board of Trustees.
New Horizon Special School provides day school education for children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, and vocational training and employment for adults (18 and over), who have intellectual disability. Our aim is to not only provide a well-rounded education for children and adults with special needs, in a safe and caring environment, but also to develop each child’s potential to the full so that he or she can lead a productive and satisfying life.
Persons with other disabilities like spasticity, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, hearing impairment etc may also be admitted so long as their primary disability is learning difficulty. Presently, our student strength stands at 101 pupils ranging in age between 6 and 63 years.
Our vocational programs include kente weaving, batik dyeing, basket weaving and bead making. All items produced are sold in the School Shop with 50% of the proceeds of each item going back to the student who made it, as a way for them to earn income. Older students are also taught life skills like ironing, cleaning and basic cooking to help them live independently.
New Horizon Special School provides bursaries for some of our needier pupils whilst those not in receipt of bursaries are charged modest school fees. To date, New Horizon is funded solely through cash and material donations, sponsorship and sale proceeds of our products.
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