My colleague and I started a non-profit in Ghana called Center for Learning and Childhood Development. The aim of the Center is to use research to promote child health and education in Ghana. Our mission is to reduce unnecessary newborn deaths, promote early child education and development, and support families whose children are left behind in the Ghanaian education and health systems because they have a developmental disability (such as autism, cerebral palsy, or learning disabilities).
For now, we want to develop/validate diagnostic tools that can help psychologists and clinical practitioners in Ghana identify children who have developmental problems. We also want to link parents with children with developmental disabilities to existing services, such as education for children with special needs, speech therapy for children with communication problems, or physical therapy for children with cerebral palsy.
To achieve this goal, our first project is an exploratory study to document the challenges parents and health workers have in diagnosing, caring, and accessing services for children with developmental disabilities. Here is a full description of the project: http://www.clcdghana.org/kap-study.html
We will use the monies raised to help achieve this goal.
We want to raise money to support our programs and lay the groundwork for our organization in Ghana. You can support us by donating money. You can also donate a camera, phone, or tablets we can use for our research projects and documenting our work.
Hope that you can help our cause. You can find more information about our organization here: www.clcdghana.org
I am so thankful for your support and kindness!
Thank you again, and I continue to look forward to serving in every capacity.