Our staff at Junior’s Place of Hope in Sierra Leone, went out in the communities to talk about autism awareness and how to support individuals with autism.
We now have 22 students as more parents are been educated on autism and more special needs.
We welcomed two new student today.
We empower our students by encouraging them to use their skills.
Students at our day program in Sierra Leone started school on October 5 and are all e￼xcited to see the staff Nd friends.
Am so happy that JPOH is changing lives of individuals with autism and other special needs in Sierra Leone. One of our students got married yesterday. He has never attended school or a structured program, he started at JPOH two years ago where he is been supported with functional and educational skills.
So proud of him and his community for accepting him.
Our students usually get two meals a day while they are at our day program, but due to the Covid Pandemic when schools were closed in March, we started a monthly feeding program to make sure our students continue to have a balance meal while they are home instead of roaming the streets looking for food.
Since schools are out in Sierra Leone for the rainy season, our staff pays unannounced visits to the student to make sure they are well cared for. Today one of our staff visited a student with special needs. She was clean and well cared for.