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    Weʼve raised £0 to HELP KEEP A CENTRE FOR HIGH CARE SPECIAL NEEDS OPEN .The only High Care school in Richards Bay and serve a large surrounding area.

    Richards Bay, South Africa
    Closed on Thursday, 3rd January 2019

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    Archways Care Centre. A Care Centre for High Care Children.

    Our children are typically wheelchair bound, Non-verbal, Cerebral Palsied, Autistic, Down Syndrome etc. We provide a homely, safe place for daily stimulation where singing, fun classes and socialisation is the order of the day. The aim is to equip the children with social and life skills to attain their best potential. Individuality is embraced, and we celebrate every small achievement. Our nurturing and caring spirit is the soul of our Centre.

    An important aspect of Archways is the recognition of how emotionally and financially difficult it is for the parents of these children. We seek to provide peace of mind while the parent is at work, as we recognise the huge financial input that is required for these children. Children who need the constant assistance of a personal tutor or teacher which can be costly and therefore hard on families who are not financially sound enough to afford the expense of special need schooling. Special needs children often have need of costly apparatus which can leave parents in a financial state. These children are often left at home without proper education due to parents not being financially stable. Archways recognises the role of caregivers and supports them financially and psychologically.

    The owner, Meryll Brownlee, feels so strongly about these children that she funds some children out of her own pocket and involves her family on a volunteer basis for IT and accounting functions. She does not earn a salary from Archways and the teachers employed earn only a small stipend.

    We have sought to provide teaching and resources to special needs children in Richards Bay and surrounding communities by enriching the lives of our young generation. We encourage the different aspects of a child’s personality and development and value the unique individuality of each child. We at Archways strive to ensure that each child is treated with love and care and feels safe during their time at school.

    We encourage lessons that include different medium textures, exercising, memory games and fine motor skills thus enabling the child to develop skills important to daily living.

    We also encourage the employment of special needs adults who have been through training programs to empower them to earn their own living and be self-supporting.

    Currently we have two such adults working with us.

    Cooking and safety in the Kitchen

    Learning Gardening for fun and as a Life Skill

    Treatment Horse Riding improves muscle tone and self-confidence.



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        Archways Care Centre

        Archways Care Centre

        Richards Bay, South Africa

        Archways children are typically wheelchair bound,non-verbal,Cerebral Palsied,Autistic,Down Syndrome etc.We provide a homely, safe place for daily stimulation,fun and classes with the aim is to equip the children with social and life skills to attain their best potential.

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