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.
With the help of some donors, we were able to provide food for some children and young adults with special needs in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Today we celebrate our two year anniversary of bringing hope to families with special needs children in Sierra Leone and the USA. We have also helped to educate so many families on autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other special needs. We are educating one community and one city at a time to support, accepts and include individuals with special needs as part of the community. thank you all for supporting us for two years
Ay Juniors Place of Hope, we provide two meals a day for our students and 98% of our students depend on this meal for their daily nutritional needs, but since the school locked down, some of our students have been seen roaming the neighborhoods in search of food. Today with the help of supporters, we were able to provide two weeks supply of food for our students.
This years theme is transitioning to adulthood. At JPOH we help our members to master social skills that can help them be confident and independent members of society.
To keep our students and staff safe, we have temporarily closed our school until further notice. We will be calling and checking on our students to make sure they are safe.