RETECH Foundation (RF) Partners with The Learning Place Centre (TLPC) to Renovate the only publicly & freely available occupational therapy (OT) centre at the inclusive unit of the Maryland primary school in Lagos.
RF in collaboration with TLPC is pleased to announce the completion of phase 1 of our project to completely renovate & refurbish the only freely and publicly available occupational therapy centre in Maryland Primarily school in Ikeja Lagos. TLPC donated the occupational therapy centre in 2015 to the Lagos State Government and we are thrilled to partner with them to give the centre the much needed face lift. As part of the renovation of the occupational therapy centre, we demarcated a section of the room to be used as a sensory room. Part of our activities in phase 1 included the provision of floor solution, window blinds, children’s desks, teachers’ desk, storage cupboards, floor bench and lights as well as painting and decoration.
RETECH Foundation recognizes and celebrates the natural variation in human neurological development and the diverse spectrum of human cognition and behaviour. We value the unique strengths and perspectives that neuro diverse individuals bring and are happy to improve their learning environment to ensure they become the best version of themselves.
We know the OT centre would address the unique needs and challenges of autistic and ADHD kids in numerous ways including sensory regulation, improved motor skills, enhancing social skills, independence and self-care, enhancing executive functions, increased self-confidence and academic success. We are particularly pleased to have added a sensory room to the OT centre. The sensory room will provide a controlled and stimulating environment that caters to sensory needs including sensory regulation, calming effect, sensory exploration, improved focus and attention, emotional intelligence, sensory integration, communication and interaction, self-expression as well as promoting relaxation and sleep. The OT centre and sensory room will be used by over 50 neuro diverse and special kids each week.
Our special thanks to the individuals who have provided the funding in cash and kind for this project. Our thanks also go to TLPC ably led by Mrs Bolanle Adewole for collaborating with RF on this very important project. We would also like to thank RETECH Foundation’s Isi Akwara who led and managed this project.
We will begin phase 2 in the coming weeks, in phase 2 we hope to complete the furnishing of the sensory room (including building a sensory wall) and planting a sensory garden within the school premises. If you would like to support the phase 2 of this project in cash or kind, please get in touch with us today – email@example.com. For more information on RETECH Foundation and our activities and impact, visit our website – www.retechfoundation.org