Nazmul Hossain, 06th February, 2019, London: Apasen International and Phoenix School of UK are jointly setting up a special service for autistic and learning disability in Bangladesh. They will start a school and a day care centre in Sylhet from September, 2019.
In their 1st intake, there will be 12 students for special school and 20 service users for day care centre.
The two strategic partner have jointly organised a press conference at the London-Bangla Press Club office in East London to brief about the special school to be set up.
Along with senior journalists and community leaders, the press conference was joined by the Deputy Head Teacher of Phoenix Ms Veronica Armson, Apasen International Chairman Helal Rahman, Trustee Mr Amir Hussain and officials from Apasen and Apasen International.
Apasen and Phoenix, have been working together to establish a sustainable model school for children with autism and neuro-developmental disabilities. One of the key objectives of the school is to offer a range of provision for marginalised children diagnosed with autism including sensory and therapeutic interventions along with a multidisciplinary approach to pupil needs.
The Chief Executive of Apasen International Mr Mahmud Hasan MBE has emphasized on raising awareness and developing relevant training programmes for the school’s leadership team and teachers.
The Head Teacher of Phoenix School Mr Stewart Harris says, ‘‘Both strategic partners are committed to ensure the creation and maintenance of an appropriate and conductive learning environment.’’
Video: press conference of the two strategic partner
Note, Apasen International was established as an international not-for-profit organisation in 2013, in response to an urgent need to improve health and social care in Bangladesh. It is a sister organisation of Apasen, which is one of UK’s biggest diaspora-led charities with more than thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector for people with learning disabilities, autism, and other special needs.
Phoenix School, a well-established special school, which offers a unique service to the children of London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The school offers a range of sensory and therapeutic interventions and a multidisciplinary approach to pupil needs with a rich and stimulating curriculum which is individually tailored reflecting good practice in an environment that supports the pupils’ learning.