Sparklers Foundation Ghana

'Providing Inclusive and Holistic education for individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disability'

Sparklers Foundation Ghana

'Providing Inclusive and Holistic education for individuals with Special Educational Needs and Disability'

Sparklers Foundation Ghana

'Equipping Children and Young people with Additional needs with the necessary knowledge and skills for adulthood and for life.'

Sparklers Foundation Ghana

'Helping combat isolation and other unique challenges faced by families in Health, Educational, Social and Economic aspects of life.'

Sparklers Foundation Ghana

'Providing support for families of children and young people with Additional Needs, Autism and related conditions.'

'A child or young person has Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.'

'A disabled person is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.'

Our New Sparklers Centre of Excellence opens in August 2020!!! Contact us for an Assessment and Admission.

Welcome to Sparklers Foundation Ghana

About Us

Sparklers Foundation is an organisation providing passionate and excellent service for individuals and families managing autism and other learning difficulties and disabilities. We have branches registered and operating in UK and Ghana.

The foundation was founded by Richard and Harriet after experience with their children, two with a diagnosis of autism. Harriet is an Assistant Headteacher in an Autism specialist school in UK with a Masters degree in Special Educational Needs, ongoing doctorate in Autism and thirteen years of experience as a qualified UK teacher and Special Needs practitioner. Sparklers is dedicated to education, training and research which will improve provision and the quality of life for individuals with special Needs. Do contact us, we look forward to working with you.


Our Services

  • Family support through Training and Social Networking opportunities.
  •  Inclusive holiday school and activities for Children and Young people with Special Needs and Disability (SEND).
  •  Bespoke Home Schooling packages with face-to-face and practical holiday sessions.
  •  Assessment and Referral services (Diagnoses and healthcare)
  •  An Autism Specialist Centre.
  • Therapeutic Interventions.
  • Accredited Higher Education courses on Special Educational Needs and Disability.
  • Professional training and services for Schools and Healthcare services.
  • Outreach services to help develop other centres and share good practice.
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Research projects
  • Online Training Courses

"It’s really good to know that children and young people with learning difficulties can learn and learn skills for work"

Esi

"Thank you for the opportunity to bring my child out into the community for such an event. It helps to know that I’m not alone in this struggle…"

Adwoa

"The learning resources are very suitable and appropriate to the age group. We will be able to support their learning better at home too."

Rhoda

"He loves arts and drawing…these resources will help him explore this further :) I’m very grateful."

Grandma

"It’s really lovely for my daughter to be able to choose a toy she genuinely likes instead of having a random package. She’ll definitely be playing with this a lot more at home."

Dzifa

"We will like to know more about how to support our children at home and help them have access to education. We look forward to more family events and workshops with you. "

Ama

"The medical support from Doctor and her team has been fantastic! We feel genuinely cared for when we come here."

Wendy

"The stigma can be very difficult to live with. I usually keep him indoors at home. Coming here for this family event is a blessing."

Sister Akos

"It is quite emotional to be part of a community which cares."

Priscilla

"Thanks, you for the work you do in our community with disabled individuals and their families"

Doc

Vision

Making the world a better place for individuals and families with Special Needs and Disability through compassionate support and Education.

Mission

  • Providing safe and nurturing environments
  • Personalised Education
  • Family and Community support
  • Partnering to bridge gaps

Values

  • Confidential, excellent and respectful service.
  • United teams for targetted results.
  • Empowering clients and beneficiaries.
  • Aspiring to improve lives daily

Vacancies

Choose the role you are interested in from the list below. Read the Job description and Person Specification. Click on the ‘Application form’ button to complete the form. Email the form to us at harriet@sparklersfoundation.org

Assistant Psycologist with Paediatric Experience

Part-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Centre Manager

To oversee the effective running of the foundation

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Experienced Cook

Full-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Occupational Therapist with Paediatric Experience

Part-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Personal Assistant to Executive Head

Full-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Speech and Language Therapist with Paediatric Experience

Part-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Assistant Therapist with Paediatric Experience

Full-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Driver and Commercial Deliveries Person

Full-Time, Position to commence 31st March 2020

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Learning and Holiday School Support Assistant

Full-Time, Position to commence August 2020

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Trustees

Mrs Harriet Agbenowu

Harriet is the Founding Director and Chairman of Sparklers Foundation (PGCE, MEd SEND, NPQML and Doctorate SEND Research Student).

Harriet is an Assistant Headteacher of a Special Needs school in Surrey, UK and has over ten years’ teaching experience as a qualified Teacher in both mainstream and Special Needs settings.

Harriet is also the parent of children with Special Needs. With the support of her husband, Richard, the passion for providing support for families managing SEND has evolved into Sparklers Foundation.

She is a graduate of Kingston University, Sheffield Hallam University, Middlesex University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and the Southern Education and Leadership Trust, UK

Mr Richard Agbenowu

Richard is a Biomedical Scientist with the British Army and the parent of three children, two with a diagnosis of Autism and related conditions.

He has seventeen years voluntary experience as a Teacher for children and young people.

Richard and Harriet faced a number of challenges with their own children when they were diagnosed with Autism. The learning from their own experience has encouraged them to help other families who find themselves in a similar place and with similar challenges.

At a strategic level, Richard has been a Director of Sparklers since its inception and holds the offices of Safeguarding Officer and Secretary for Sparklers.

Richard's academic qualifications are in Biological Science and Biomedical Science. He is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and De Montfort University.

Dr Mrs Edna Asamoa-Agyare

Dr Mrs. Edna Obiribea Asamoa-Agyare is a Medical doctor and the Medical Director at the Akuse Government Hospital. She has a passion for health and wellbeing and the affectionate aunt of children with special needs.

Her BSc in Laboratory Technology was started at Cape Coast University, Ghana and her medical degree completed at Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine.

Dr Asamoa-Agyare has experience as Acting Medical Superintendent, Hospital performance management training& coaching and Hospital research.

She is the facilitator of the Malaria case management workshop and the ‘Making every baby count initiative’ (MEBCI).

Dr Asamoa-Agyare is also the TB team co-ordinator and a member of the Drug and Therapeutic committee.

Mr Kwadwo Diabene Agyire-Tettey

Mr Agyire-Tettey is a highly skilled software engineer with more than 10 years of experience building professional and enterprise scale solutions for various industries.

Mr Agyire-Tettey is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

He has a passion for the wellbeing of children especially when special care is involved. Having taken keen interest in the welfare of many children, he spends part of his time raising awareness of hope filled possibilities for special needs children in his community and directing their parents to knowledge and other resources to help them provide the best available care for their children. Diabene’s skills and passion is beneficial for Sparklers.

Mr Ebenezer Awuah

Mr Awuah has dedicated much of his retirement to charity work supporting Special Needs initiatives and other charitable work.

He is a professional Accountant with more than thirty years of working experience as the Chief Accountant at the Ministries of Roads and Highways, Accra, Ghana. Prior to this, he worked as an accountant with Rose Pillars Company in Accra.

His areas of expertise includes budgeting, financial planning, book keeping, management, public speaking, project management and entrepreneurship.

He is currently retired and spending his time on charitable work, personal organic farming, project managing and managing a family business. Mr Awuah enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Miss Ruth Gifty Amoah

Miss Amoah is a teacher who loves working with children in all sectors, and who strives in empowering them for life.

Miss Amoah is an Early Years education professional and part-time model. She considers herself as a student of life and makes the most of every opportunity as learning experience.

She is extremely passionate about charitable projects for individuals with Autism and enjoys organising projects which bring about positive social change.

As a Sparklers Trustee, Miss Amoah leads the organisation of public education campaigns, workshops, events for families, networking and public relations. It is a pleasure to have her on board.

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