Welcome to The Sunshine Foundation for Children with Special Needs website!
We are a London based charity, set up in 2004 to support St Andrews's School for Special Education in Grenville, Grenada. The school currently looks after 40 pupils between the ages of 2-21 years with a range of disabilities, which include Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and the Hearing Impaired. We also support UK organisation, Ealing MENCAP Travel Training and Big Yellow Storage has supported us for several years.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Sunshine Foundation for Children with Special Needs believes that all children can shine! We value the right for every child to have a quality of life and education that enables them to reach their potential academically, emotionally and socially. That, educationally challenged individuals, given the opportunities, would make valuable contributions towards themselves, their community and their country. With your support we can make this a reality!
History of St. Andrew’s School for Special Education
St. Andrew's School for Special Education came about in 1998 by a Canadian Peace Corps Volunteer named Maureen. Classes started in a corner space at a local pre-school with five students. As the student population increased the school moved to a house in Ford, a village on the outskirts of Grenville. A total of 10 students were housed there. In April of 1990 the school moved from the house in Ford to a church building at Hills Road, Grenville. While at the church the student enrolment grew from ten to nineteen. The local Catholic Church leased a piece of land located on Cook Hill Road, Grenville, St. Andrew's. The actual school building was built through fundraising efforts by a German agency Christoffel Blindenmission, or CBM. In December 1991, the Board and Staff hosted an opening Ceremony at the school's premises.