C.A.D.E.T. Academy is an inclusive school located in Asokoro, Abuja and provides both targeted early intervention and inclusive education, using research-based and evidence-based educational approaches. We also serve a global virtual community as well.
The C.A.D.E.T. Academy adopts the Bible-based A.C.E. curriculum for its inclusive school to enable K-12 students grow in learning and in character, and all students are welcome.
The C.A.D.E.T. Academy also adopts intensive one-on-one special education approaches, under a loving atmosphere, and uses the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as well as other research-based and evidence-based educational methods to exchange undesirable habits and behavior with acceptable and desirable ones. We also provide effective speech therapy and occupational therapy. In addition, pre-academic skills, play, social skills, language skills and daily living skills are also employed in transforming our students with special needs and preparing them to reach their full potentials.
Our Vision: The vision of C.A.D.E.T. Academy is to become a world class provider of high quality educational services for all children, particularly those with special needs and their families in Africa, at par with international standards.
Our Mission: To ensure that no child with or without special needs/disability is left behind in a global community; and to ensure that every parent of a child with special needs is integrated into the educational support of their children.
• To support the inclusion of K-12 students of all abilities.
• To support families of children with special needs.
• To educate and care for children with special needs.
• To train teachers and service providers.
• To provide educational resources.
Our Core Values:
C - onfidentiality
E- arly Intervention
Schools and Organizations we Partner with for Special Education, Inclusion Practices and support:
Lola Aneke, M.A.T., SpEd. BCTS BCCS
Lola Aneke is the Founder/CEO of the C.A.D.E.T. Academy. She is a special educator with a K-12 practicing license from North Carolina in the United States. She also has a Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) Special Education from Meredith College, North Carolina, and a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from University of Lagos. She is a member of North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the U.S. Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Thomas Caffrey, M.Ed., BCBA
Thomas M. Caffrey is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) & parent of a child with autism who brings personal passion to his work. He has a mission of providing targeted and sustained training to teachers and other professionals who work with children who have autism in public school settings. This drive was born from a desire to help his daughter, Alicia, and other children like her.
Tom has a Master in Education from Georgian University. Read more about Tom by clicking here
Liz Femi Wilson, M.Ed.
A 2-time graduate of Harvard University (Masters in Education & Masters in Fine Arts), Liz has worked with students across the U.S. and internationally for over a decade. Before the end of her first teaching year, she was awarded permanent teaching status -a status usually considered only after at least 5 years of teaching. She served as a teaching assistant of several literacy & curriculum development courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also consults for college admissions.
Helen Acheme, BSc.
Helen is a graduate of Accounting, from Wisconsin international university Accra, and a Member of Rotary international, where Service above Self is the Watch word. She has traveled across some Africa countries to help communities in some key areas of human life such as maternal and child health, water and sanitation, disease prevention and treatment. She has 7 years experience working in the humanitarian service. Presently, she's the Training Coordinator at the C.A.D.E.T Academy.
Joan Tiza, B.A.
Joan Tiza has a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Philosophy from the Benue State University, Makurdi. She is a trained Educator at the C.A.D.E.T Academy.
She is passionate about providing the best possible support to children with special needs.
Ibilola Famewo, BSc.
Ibilola has a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin. She is a trained and certified special educator at the Centre. Ibilola's love for our special children is infectious and she is committed to helping shape a bright future for them through special education.
Idara Akpan, BSc.
Idara has a BSc., in Education from the University of Uyo. She is a dedicated special educator at Centre. She is extremely resourceful, talented and hardworking. She loves working with her fingers and is super creative and totally in love with kids. She uses her background in Education to do her best on the job and considers working with special kids as an expression of her truest passion. She spends her free time traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people.
Victoria Komolafe, B.Ed.
Victoria has a B.Ed., in Educational Technology from the University of Ilorin and is currently a volunteer at the Centre. She is a passionate teacher and teen mentor who is dedicated to bringing out the best in every child through a holistic approach that is premised upon qualitative teaching and student-defined learning outcomes. She is skilled at applying a psycho-clinical approach to education and loves to see her students progress academically while bringing out the best in them.
Bitrus Mafeng Judith, BSc.
Mafeng has a BSc. certificate in Special Education and rehabilitation science from University of Jos. She is an educator (NYSC Corper) at the C.A.D.E.T. Academy. She loves learning new things and engaging in fun activities. She aspires to make a positive impact in the world at large with the education she is acquiring.
Oreyomi Adetutu Ibukun, BA.
Adetutu has a Bachelors Degree in teaching from Ekiti State University. She is a trained and experienced teacher, registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). She is presently a special educator at the C.A.D.E.T. Academy. She loves researching, imparting knowledge, learning new things and traveling.
Sarah Madojemu, BSc.
Sarah holds a BSc., in Banking and Finance from Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Edo State. She's a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) where she obtained Proficiency Certificate in Management.
She has 12 years working experience in teaching. She is working towards obtaining Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Changes and is currently a special educator at the C.A.D.E.T. Academy. She is a hard-working and committed teacher that works towards the success of every child
Oladoyin Idowu, BSc.
Oladoyin is a graduate of Psychology and has vast experience working with people living with Dyslexia. She has done extensive research works on Dyslexia, its management and modifying the strategies to fit the Nigerian child. She has also undergone various Dyslexia trainings and has received awards and recognition based on her works on Dyslexia. Presently, she is an educator (NYSC Corper) at the C.A.D.E.T. Academy.
Debbie Danjuma Obashe, BSc.
Debbie is a Psychology graduate from Redeemers University, Ede, Osun state. She is currently an educator (NYSC Corper) at the C.A.D.E.T. Academy and aspires to be a clinical psychologist. She is passionate about the things she does and is a goal-getter.
Mbagbera Emmanuella Nguwasen, NCE.
Emmanuella holds a National Certificate of Education (NCE) from FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. She is a trained and experienced teacher, registered with the Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). She is an intern in speech therapy and volunteers as a special educator at the C.A.D.E.T. Academy. She loves researching, imparting knowledge, learning new things and meeting new people.