KINGSTON, Jamaica — With a state-of-the-art resource centre now in operation at the Mocho Primary and Infant School in Clarendon, stakeholders are upbeat that special needs children in the area will be exposed to the best developmental tools.
The facility, which is equipped with a library, sensory room used as therapy for children with limited communication skills, and electronic devices such as tablets, also serves five other educational institutions in the area.
It is geared at assessing and providing support for students as well as educational empowerment for parents.
It was established through grant funding from Jamalco and the Noble Foundation, which is the charity arm of Jamalco’s majority owner, Noble Group.
Speaking at the official opening recently, Principal of Mocho Primary, Tina Reid, said that some 30 children have been identified with exceptionalities, and they will be the first beneficiaries of the facility.
She outlined that the centre will be available for clinical and educational psychologists and special education officers to assess students in the community.