Kenya West : Joyland Special School
The Joyland Special School started in 1974 by the Salvation Army as a school for physically challenged children. Today, there are 235 students being cared for and educated by 22 teachers.
- Develop a sense of social responsibility within the education providing equal opportunity for children with special needs.
- To help children be integrated in the community
- Enable children to appreciate themselves as they are and strive to seek opportunity and not sympathy.
- To providing a challenging educational experience,
- To guide pupils spiritual
- To ensure that children are access to basic education
- To give future hope to the children
- To make physically challenged pupils to be self- reliant.
OTHER MISSIONS TAKEN IN THE SCHOOL
- Joyland exist for the children who cannot follow a normal curriculum.
- The school also offers love, care, and education to children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
- Program has been designed to suit the individual needs of all children with great emphasis in gaining skills on activities of daily living.
- Due to inadequate space, the school is not able to admit as many children with more severe disabilities.
- The goal is to prepare children to join vocational classes in the future or join main stream education depending on performance.
Education relieves disability