About Our Charity

Friends of Hope Academy is a group of individuals, including Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy parents, alumni families and volunteers from the wider community who are committed to enhancing the lives of young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We raise funds to support programming and equipment needs at Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, to run specialized respite camps for the students during school breaks, and to provide assistance to other individuals or organisations for purposes beneficial to the education and care of young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Board Members

  • Ifor Hughes, President

  • Davina Dickinson, Vice President

  • Jose Lopez, Treasurer

  • Dawn Peart, Secretary

  • Elin Daniels, Director

  • David Peniston, Director

  • Alyssa Rose, Director

  • Julie Lynn, Director

  • Samantha Aguiar, Director

  • Paul Simons, Director

  • Chris Silvester, Director

About Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy

Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy (DMBHA) is a government school, located in Orange Valley, Devonshire, that provides services to students ages 4 to 18 who experience severe to profound multiple challenges and complex care needs. The school was established in September, 2003 in order to better meet the needs of students who require intensive learning support, therapeutic and medical interventions. Students are exposed to an adapted curriculum with emphasis in language and literacy, functional mathematics, functional living skills, communication, gross and fine motor development, physical education, social skills, recreation and leisure skills, art and music.

 

The school’s mission is: To serve students with exceptional needs, supporting each student through collaboration with families and community organisations to ensure that they achieve their ultimate potential.

DMBHA Mission

"To serve students with exceptional needs, supporting each student through collaboration with families and community organisations to ensure that they achieve their ultimate potential."