Teachers of the Alpha Center Benefits from Training Workshop
The Rotary Club of Orleans, alongside the Rotary Club of Dominica and the New Provisional Club of Portsmouth, is pleased to be working with the Alpha Center, to provide training to Special Needs Educators.
The five day training for twenty teachers, introduced today, will enable participants to assess the learning essentials of children with special needs and to also develop learning plans for the children.
Mrs. Claudia Bellot, President of Dominica Association for the mentally handicapped, urged the teachers to take advantage of the expertise that will be provided at the workshop.
Mrs. Bellot said the aim of the Centre is to grow continually, by improving the programs.
Mrs. Bellot said that lifelong partnerships were forged and she hopes that these relations will continue, while ensuring that the children receive the kind of training and support that they deserve.
President of the Rotary Club of Orleans, Mrs. Julia Ginely, stated they are not new to assisting Dominica with these types of programs.
She said their autism and special education experts have identified a package called the functional independence skills hand book (FISH).
Mrs. Ginely is convinced that the training will make a difference for the teacher’s and make their lives easier.
Mr. Grayson Stedman, Member of the Rotary Club of Dominica highlighted all the active programs that the Rotary club has been active in and thanked the Rotary club of Orleans for their unending devotion.
Ms. Melena Fontaine, Coordinator of Special Education said that the Ministry of Education is actively examining the services they have been providing for children with special needs.
The Ministry is also encouraging persons to pursue degrees in special Education.
The Rotary theme for 2013 is engaging rotary and change lives, she said together we can make a difference for the better.