Dyslexia Organization, Kenya is a non-governmental organization which was started in 2011. It is the pioneer organization in Africa to champion for the rights of children with dyslexia. Our objectives are to raise awareness about dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, advocate for accommodation of students with learning difficulties in the education system and to work with individuals, organizations and nations to support the education of people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Our ultimate goal is to have a learning environment where every student is accommodated.
Our focus is on the needs of pupils and individuals with specific learning difficulties in Kenya and Africa. We achieve our goals by raising awareness about the many students who struggle with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, training teachers, and supporting parents of children who are struggling with dyslexia.
To create a society where learners with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties are accorded the necessary support to ensure they unleash their full potential.
To create To create awareness about dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, advocate for accommodation of learners with dyslexia in the education system, and work with individuals, organizations and governments so as to illuminate the creative and intellectual strengths of those with dyslexia.
We believe in and advocate for:
- Early screening and identification of learning difficulties.
- The Importance of early intervention.
- Teachers understanding dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
- Full inclusion of all children in school in spite of their learning condition.
- Action to alleviate the potentially devastating outcome of undiagnosed and unsupported dyslexia