June 24, 2024

Remo Association of the Deaf Hosts Art, Therapy Program for Special Needs Students in Sagamu

 

 

By: Shabach & Oluwapelumi

 

In a heartwarming display of inclusivity and support, the Remo Association of the Deaf (RAD) organized a special program for special needs students titled “Art and Movement Therapy with Special Needs Students.” Held on November 24th, 2023, at the school for special children with special needs, the event brought together students from Makun High School and the local community.

The program commenced with an opening prayer led by Mrs. Okunola Modupe, the administrator of the school. The high table was graced by esteemed guests, including Mr. Femi Oyekoya, Mr. and Mrs. Taiwo Ayankoya, and Mrs. Longe Mary, the director of Partnership for Limitless Potentials, who generously sponsored the event. The national anthem was sung in honor of the country, setting a patriotic tone for the day’s activities.

Prince Idowu Lateef, the chairman of RAD, delivered a warm welcome address, expressing gratitude to all attendees, especially the sponsors and students present. He emphasized the significance of the program, highlighting how art and movement therapy can positively impact the lives of individuals with special needs. Through activities such as painting, sculpting, and drawing, the students were able to explore their creativity, while movement therapy aimed to enhance motor skills, coordination, and body awareness.

The event also featured a guest speaker, Mrs. Betsy Ayankoya, who shared her insights on the power of art and movement therapy in creating a safe and nurturing environment for students with special needs. The program fostered a sense of inclusivity, enabling the students to overcome challenges and thrive.

 

The general secretary of Ogun state association of the deaf standing in for the president, Oluwaseun using himself as an example encouraged them as well. Also the administrator, spoke specifically to parents with special needs children, she said” there are parents who don’t support their children special needs, they support their other children which isn’t right because this children can also amount to greatness.”

 

They shared writing materials and edibles for the students as they concluded with prayers.

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