Africa Dyslexia Organization in collaboration with Nessy Learning (UK) and The Fabulous Woman Network is embarking on a nationwide campaign to sensitize Ghanaians about Dyslexia.
Globally, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people suffer from Dyslexia. Many people have the condition and do not know.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is characterized by difficulties with word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexic people often exhibit difficulty with reading and comprehension that can impede the growth of their vocabulary and background knowledge.
The condition affects people from all backgrounds. However, there is hope once the condition is identified, and a support plan is developed.
Famous historical figures such as Albert Einstein and Henry Ford were dyslexic. Even well-known celebrities like Richard Branson and Whoopi Goldberg are dyslexic and have lived successful lives in spite of the condition.
Across Africa, little is known about Dyslexia and because of this, many children in school and people in the workplace are mischaracterized as lazy or unintelligent. However, with the right diagnosis and management, they too could realize their full potential.
The nationwide campaign kicks off on Thursday, 9th July 2020 with the virtual screening of the movie “MICAL”.
“The movie is based on an inspiring true story of a 7-year-old boy who struggles to read and write. Everyone thought he was stupid, lazy, dumb and good for nothing. Little did they know that he was suffering from a neurological condition known as Dyslexia. Thankfully, one person believed he could fulfil his true potential and that made the big difference.
MICAL is a must-see movie for all parents, teachers, school owners, principals and employers. It can help you to better support the people in your life who may be battling with the condition.
To register for the virtual screening of the movie MICAL please visit: https://bit.ly/312xe9i
About Africa Dyslexia Organization
The Africa Dyslexia Organization is a nonprofit organization that provides help for Dyslexic people. We exist to empower families and individuals with current and factual information about Dyslexia, resources to manage the condition, and support to curb the stigma attached to the condition.
For more information about the Africa Dyslexia Organization, please contact Ms. Rosalin on WhatsApp +233243535553 or email [email protected]
Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey – Dyslexia Awareness Champion