Campaign For Learning Differences-CLED Ghana is a nonprofit non-governmental organization that provides advice and services to young people with learning differences and disabilities, their parents and those who teach, and work with them.
CLED Ghana provides screening, assessment, referral and intervention, training of teachers in local schools, parents and community education to enhance awareness of learning differences and disabilities, inclusive education, and the support services available in Ghana.
CLED Ghana also campaigns for the Universal Design for Learning and the Sustainable Development Goal 4 thus quality inclusive education to give young people with learning differences and disabilities equal opportunities to learn and succeed.
In addition, CLED Ghana fosters collaboration among professionals, organizations and advocacy for policies that support individuals with learning differences and disabilities at local and national levels.
1. To raise public awareness about the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, Ghana’s Inclusive Education Policy, young people with Learning Differences and Disabilities as well as their welfare.
2. To promote Inclusive Education and the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to enhancing the educational opportunities and quality of life for learners with learning differences and disabilities.
3. To provide screening, assessment, referral and intervention services for learners at risk of learning differences and disabilities.
4. To empower education officers, teachers, students/teachers in training and parents through meetings, workshops and personal consultation.
5. To provide school based support services for young people with learning differences, disabilities and their teachers in local schools.
CLED is registered under the Registrar Generals Department with registration number G-39,991 and Social Development Department of Ghana with registration number D.S.W / 5790 as well as registered with Awutu Senya East Municipality with registered number ASEMA 318/17. Currently, CLED is also a registered member of Inclusion Ghana, Civil Society Platform on Social Protection Ghana and International Dyslexia Association.
CLED Ghana envisions a society with equal opportunities for young people with learning differences and disabilities to reach their full potential.
CLED Ghana is committed to enhancing inclusive education and quality of life for young people with learning differences and disabilities through assessment and intervention, creating awareness and knowledge sharing.
We the board, staff and volunteers of CLED pledge ourselves to act in accordance with the following values:
• We value the development of God given potential of each child with learning disability in an atmosphere characterized by love, respect and creativity
• We advocate and promote the rights of children with learning disability
• We foster partnership and collaboration in community inclusion of children with learning disability
• We demonstrate integrity through honesty, civility, and fairness
• We embrace the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions
• We exercise stewardship of our global community
Our Target Group
A. Children and youth with learning disabilities :
• Dyslexia- reading and spelling difficulties
• Dyscalculia- math learning difficulties
• Dysgraphia – writing difficulties
• Irlen Syndrome- brain’s inability to process visual information
• ADHD- attention deficit and hyperactive issues
• Dyspraxia –movement and coordination difficulties
B. Girls with Special Needs
• Girls with special needs like autism, deafness, visual impairment, intellectual, physical and learning disabilities as well as poor economic backgrounds.
C. Teachers, parents and other professional responsible for the education, development and care/training of children
D. Schools, Teacher training colleges and the General public