In our usual tradition, we carried out extensive media engagements to continue to spread the word about autism. We also worked on giving accurate information about some misconceptions around the disorder in Nigeria.
Monday, 11 June 2018
Friday, 8 June 2018
Our usual tradition is to observe the April Autism Awareness month. This year, in collaboration with Dew drops autism center in Abuja, we hosted a family funfair. Play and social interaction is an important part of growing up which most children with special needs usually miss due to social stigmatization and family reservation. This funfair gave them the opportunity to enjoy all these childhood joys in an atmosphere suitable for them and their family members.
Subsequent visits to Galadimawa village got us busy educating and enlightening the primary school teachers at LEA school. On other visits, we worked with children hands-on, giving demonstrations to family members for follow-up until our next visit. Memories of those visits are captured here.
Thoughtful House Outreach to Galadimawa Village. On this visit, we met with the village head to get his permission and blessing to carry out our work with special needs children in the community. The reception was warm and permission was granted.
As usual, we encourage our children to be creative and with the help of their teachers, we had another successful exhibition in 2017. You can order for Ankara jewelry, canvas paintings and other art work by calling 08180352503.
Thursday, 7 June 2018
2017 was the year children carried out the massage of hope, undestanding and acceptance for autism. With our work with schools, we raised up Autism Awareness ambassadors from the children who carried out our April Autism Awareness activites through the media engagments. Some of the pictures from the month.
|Nigeria Info FM|
|Staff of Thoughtful House Foundation lighting it blue for autism|
Children with Special Needs areoften misunderstood by adults and especially by their peers. This always results in bullying and other forms of abuse. To reduce this, we embarked on an agressive enlightenment campaign to educate school children about autism and other related disabilities that are found within their schools. It is important that children learn empathy, be friendly and to stand up for the vulnerable amongst them. It is also important to understand and accept differences.
|At Esteem International School|
|Greenpath International School|
|Tiggy Winklers School Gwarimpa|