Ademokun, Executive Coordinator, Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF), the
philanthropic arm of SIFAX Group and Tola Makinde, Creative Director, Mo
Rainbow Foundation and others during the special arts and crafts session for
children with down syndrome which was held recently and sponsored by SIFAX
Group has partnered with two non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Initiative
for National Growth and Mo Rainbow Foundation, to train physically-challenged
children in Lagos.
visually-impaired and 50 children living with the down syndrome benefitted from
participants at the training organized by Initiative for National growth and
sponsored by SIFAX Group. The training equipped them with life skills that will
make them better in the society.
the training for the visually-impaired organized by the Initiative for National
Growth, topics such as choosing a career in public speaking, mass
communication, law and psychology, mobility skills for the blind, legal rights,
music therapy and sports skills were discussed in addition to free malaria and
HIV tests that were done for both the participants and their caregivers.
|Resource persons at the training for the
visually-impaired which was held recently.
Rainbow Foundation, on its own part, while
the children living with the down syndrome were hosted to a five-day inclusive
creative arts training, which was meant to enhance their learning and adaptive
Fola Rogers-Saliu, Executive Director, Human Resources and Administration,
SIFAX Group noted that the company’s resolve in making the society a better
place for everybody especially the physically challenged is the main reason for
sponsoring the programmes.
said: “At SIFAX Group, we take delight in supporting social causes that
positively impact and add value to the society. The major beneficiaries of our
social interventions are the less privileged – the poor, orphans, widows,
physically-challenged children, among others.
children are shut out of many opportunities in the country due to their
condition. These training were then designed to prepare them for the real
world, to equip them with skills that are required to succeed, even in a
competitive environment. We believe that the society could gain a whole lot if
the abilities and talents of these children are appropriately tapped. That’s
why SIFAX Group is backing these initiatives.”
Inegbedion, Coordinator, Initiative for National Growth, noted that the blind
community has been under served especially with training that centers on
equipping them with life skills.
saw that there is a need to equip the blind community with life skills that
will make them better people in the society. With this training, we want to
stimulate the abilities in them and see them grow to become renowned
professionals and experts in the different fields they have been trained
today”, she explained.
her part, Tola Makinde, Creative Director, Mo Rainbow Foundation, thanked SIFAX
Group for supporting the children living with the down syndrome. She noted that
the children needed a special learning process, adding that creative arts was
one of the best ways to get the best out of them.
children are special and these five days special arts and crafts session
exposed the special talents these children possess. They are not useless as
some people would think. The reason why we organized this session was to
unearth the innate talent they possess. We thank SIFAX Group for this
sponsorship and we hope to continue to reach more children living with down
syndrome though these special sessions”, she said.