W.A.M.A Scholarship Fund

Dedicated to Mrs. Mona Kirpalani, a dedicated mother who believed in the power of education for all children.

The West Africa Montessori Association was established in 2010 to discuss and debate the application of the Montessori system in Africa. In 2015, it established the WAMA Scholarship Fund that allows Early Childhood candidates to enjoy education where it would otherwise be completely inaccessible. The board decides which candidates will be selected when a vacancy arises.

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BENEFICIARIES

A YOUNG BOY CALLED YAW

The First recipient of the WAMA Scholars Fund is a young boy called Yaw.

Yaw is a wonderful and sensitive five year old boy with special needs. He lives with his family but has never attended school or received medical treatment. He cannot walk or even speak as a result of lack of oxygen at birth.

Through the WAMA Scholars Fund, Yaw has been awarded a scholarship for two years at the prestigious New Horizon Special School which can accommodate his needs and help him acquire the basic skills that he will need in order to lead a productive and more satisfying life.

A YOUNG GIRL CALLED JEMIMA

This is Jemima. She is 3 years old and was born with Down syndrome.Jemima loves to dance and sing and is great at giving hugs. Her life at New Horizon is happy and sociable. Before entering the New Horizon school she was put in preschools who could not meet her needs.

Through the WAMA Scholars Fund, Jemima has been awarded a scholarship for two years at the prestigious New Horizon Special School which can accommodate her needs and help her acquire the basic skills that she will need in order to lead a productive and more satisfying life

A YOUNG BOY CALLED ANDREW

Andrew was born at full term, 4 days after birth; his eyes turned red and was severely jaundiced before he was taken into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  He was discharged after a few weeks but with severe damages to his brain and in turn his body.

Through the WAMA Scholars Fund, we got one of the best Pediatricians in the country to examine and administer treatment which has eased his respiration and given him an easier muscle tone.  He sleeps with ease, now, responds to prompts by giving eye contact and smiles when he is happy!! He has progressed well through Physiotherapy; he is able to move his limbs unassisted and makes the effort to follow items of interest with his eyes.

A YOUNG BOY CALLED JUDE

Jude is a 3-year old boy with global developmental delays. He suffered an afebrile seizure at 6 months, he started walking at 22 months and currently mentions a couple of names. He communicates by adult leading & pointing, his speech is delayed. He turns if his name is mentioned consistently and understands simple instructions.

Through the WAMA Scholars Fund, Jude has been awarded a scholarship for two years at the prestigious New Horizon Special School which can accommodate his needs and help him acquire the basic skills that he will need in order to lead a productive and more satisfying life.

What are the costs involved per annum?

Needless to say there are many many more young ones just like Yaw and Jemima who really need our help to enable them have a chance in life.

No amount is too little, however for information purposes below are the costs involved in sponsoring one child for one scholastic year. Students are sponsored for two years at a time.

PARTICULARS COST PER STUDENT PER ANNUM-GHC
SCHOOL FEES

4350.00

PTA DUES

90.00

PACID DUES

135.00

LUNCH

1035.00

TRANSPORTATION

1200.00

NANNY

3600.00

TOTAL GHC:

10,410.00

What are the terms and conditions?

  • Funds are gathered until we have enough to sponsor a candidate and then proceed with the two year commitment.
  • Each sponsor will receive a report card along with a personal narration about the progress of student each term during the academic year.
  • New Horizon Special School requires written consent to the school to share the termly report and any other written information to Kamilla Kirpalani and the sponsor, which must be kept in the strictest confidence and must not be advertised in any way.
  • Kamilla Kirpalani is the only person to obtain signed permission from the New Horizon School to  use photographs on our LEMP Website.
  • It is understood that we will take each student for two scholastic years.
  • Only students under the age of 8 years are entitled to this scholarship
  • At the event of departure of country by the trustee, the trustee will train and handover the obligation to a responsible replacement who must meet our school boards approval.

How do I donate?

If you would like to make a donation to the WAMA Scholars Fund, please email Kamilla Kirpalani at kamilla@littleexplorersmontessori.com or phone 0242310225 for more details.

 

Banking Details

West African Montessori Association

GT Bank Labone

Account Number: 206103759110

 

Please email all payment receipts to kamilla@littleexplorersmontessori.com with the reference WAMA Scholarship Fund.

Little Explorers Book Trust

THE WAMA BOOK TRUST

Dedicated to Mrs. Mona Kirpalani, a dedicated mother who believed in the power of education for all children.

The History

The West Africa Montessori Association was established in 2010 by Kamilla Kirpalani and Karine McVeigh to discuss and debate the application of Early Childhood and the Montessori system in Africa. Many of our LEMP Montessori teachers are involved in Community services across the country, and have noticed that many Public Libraries do not have enough books for emerging readers. People of all ages are learning to read, but many of the books in the library are not at the level that inspires enough confidence for them to practice.

In September 2016, the WAMA Book Trust was established with the purpose of setting up an “Emergent reader program”. We have joined hands with several public libraries to set up sections for “Emergent readers” and train their volunteers to help our reading enthusiasts along.

We encourage everyone who have books that your little ones have outgrown, to drop them off at our library which has a donation depot.