Centre for Child Development Research and Referral (CCDRR) Receives Support

Eagle Scout Project, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Texas, USA, has donated assorted colouring books and other teaching and learning materials to the Centre for Child Development Research and Referral (CCDRR) to augment teaching and learning of children with special needs. The Founder of the Project, Master Darnell Smalls, aged 16, said the project was aimed at supporting Special Needs Schools to provide quality education to children with disabilities. Recently, Master Smalls, who is a member of the Boys Scout of America, said his project had supported the Aboom School for Special Needs with colouring books and other learning materials through the generosity of public-spirited individuals and corporate institutions in the USA. The Faculty Officer of the Faculty of Educational Foundations, Mr. Kweku Arhin, who received the donation on behalf of the Centre, thanked the donor for the gesture and called on other benevolent institutions and philanthropists to come to their aid to help develop children with special needs. Master Darnell Smalls was accompanied on the visit by some members of his immediate family. A Senior Research Assistant at the Centre, Mrs.Martha- Pearl Okai, and some National Service Personnel were present at the short but colourful handover ceremony. The CCDRR serves as a resource centre where children with special educational needs are assessed and provided educational intervention on an individualised basis. The Centre is the first and only resource Centre for children with special educational needs that provides individualised special educational assessment and intervention services in the whole country. It refers children with special educational needs to medical professionals for assessment and suggests the appropriate educational placement for children with special educational needs.