More Africa offers special education tailored to the needs of all children. All children have their own personal care plan, in which short and long term goals are formulated. Every day we work on all the goals and report on them on a weekly basis. At the end of each month evaluations are made and every three months the goals are evaluated and adjusted where necessary. In this way the progress of the children is measured.
The nursery group consists toddlers and children with major development delays. We prepare them for the primary school by teaching them basic scholar and social skills.
The primary group consists of children who are not allowed in Zanzibar to go to a government school due to their disabilities. This group has, on the one hand, children who progress from the nursery to the primary. These children are very teachable and may in the future move on to the “advanced” group. On the other hand, this group contains children who, because of their developmental delays, have reached their limit in terms of learning. For these children, the primary is the best they can do. Repetition is the key for these children.
The advanced group, consists of children who have moved on from the primary. All these children have a mental disability, sometimes in combination with a physical disability. In this class the children learn almost all subjects that are taught in a “normal” school; reading, writing, math, geography, science, English, sports & music.
More Africa offers daycare for children with (severe) developmental delays, mental- and multiple disabilities. We offer these children experiential learning, without any pressure. This means that it is about education in which you allow children to gain as much experience as possible, so that they learn to experience and discover for themselves. Children learn by trial and error.
Students with severe disabilities are completely dependent on help with everyday activities, such as eating, playing, getting dressed,…
In addition, they often cannot talk and it is up to the teacher to understand their subtle signals. In order to learn, these students are also completely dependent on guidance and an experiential environment.
Besides special education, More Africa also offers physical therapy. About one-third of all children in the school have physical disabilities in addition to mental disabilities. For these children, we offer physical therapy. In our new school we have a special room equipped for physiotherapy. We also have a relaxation room, where all the senses are stimulated.
There is a special group with children with severe Cerebral Palsy.
More Africa especially offers movement experiences and sensory stimulation for these children. Besides this, it is very important to preserve what can be preserved with these children. That is why moving the joints is often very important.
Besides the children with severe cerebral palsy, More Africa also offers physiotherapy to some children from the nursery, primary and daycare group. Semi-sided paralysis is relatively common on Zanzibar, often in combination with epilepsy. Furthermore, we offer therapy to toddlers who have developmental delays.
Parents often want the best for their child, but do not know where to go. Epilepsy, for example, is seen as the devil revealing himself in someone’s body. On Zanzibar there are still complete rituals to dispel it. More Africa pays all costs for medication, checkups etcetera. More Africa also goes along with the appointments, firstly to make sure they really go, secondly to be well informed of what the doctors say and thirdly to assist the parents and the child and where necessary give more explanations.
16+ ability’s trainingprogram
More Africa offers a training programme for people with disabilities from the age of 16. The training program prepares our employees to work within the hospitality sector.
We teach our employees to work as security, gardener, bartender, chef or housekeeper.
Our trainees will put their training into action within our guesthouse. In this way we create employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
We believe that everyone has the ability to be a meaningful member of the community.
Our employees can’t wait to show you what they have learned. This way, you will have a wonderful holiday, and our employees can learn and develop themselves in a familiar and safe environment. A win-win for our community!