Education is of utmost importance in our Philosophy of Care. There are unique needs for each resident, given the wide range of disabilities, and as such, individually tailored educational programs are done for all.
Children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS who are part of our Dare to Care programÂ typically attend public schools outside of MSC. Â We remain mindful of the existingÂ social stigma attached to their HIV status,Â and in the event that theÂ environment poses a risk to their development and psychosocial progress, we seekÂ alternatives to ensure that they receive the education that is vital to their success.
Residents with disabilities attend specialized local schools when feasible. Some young residents in Jamaica who are more mentally and physically independent are taught in our Little Angels Learning Centres. At both homes in Nicaragua, we have a school and teacher on site to conduct classes for small groups of residents or on an individual basis.