This is a project very close to my heart, having watched it grow from a barren piece of land to a fully functional institution.
In 2005, the Warri Branch of Nigerwives Nigeria (foreign women married to Nigerian citizens and residing in Delta State), decided to embark on providing a ‘Center for the Disabled’ – a charity project, as their contribution to the society among which they live.
The Center, named “PROJECT ACCHIEVE” provides daycare / therapeutic facilities, advice and counselling, among other activities, for infants and children with various disabilities.
“ACCHIEVE” is an acronym for: ‘A’-Action for; ‘C’-Children with; ‘C’-Coordination; ‘H’-Hearing; ‘I’-Intellectual; ‘E’-Expressive; ‘V’-Visual; ‘E’-Educational Disabilities.
The primary target groups of this project are infants and children with various disabilities under the age of 12.
The Center serves as a base and secretariat for the Project ACCHIEVE where mentally, hearing or visually challenged children are assessed by a team of qualified specialists.
The Center provides therapeutic facilities and activities.
Vocational training in crafts, music, clay modeling, art, reading etc will be arranged by bringing in resource persons trained in special education for the challenged children. Through such training, individual aptitudes will be identified and parents advised on the child’s vocational pursuit.
How you can help!
1. Help by making a donation. Any funds received will be used to run the centre.
2. Donate furniture, computers, educational aids etc.
3. Partner with us by getting involved. If you have any experience or have received any training in working with handicapped children please volunteer.
4. Visit our center to find out what you could do to help. Medical Doctors, Specialist Consultants, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Special Education Teachers, Special Education Administrators, Speech Therapists, Braille Instructors, Communications Instructors, Music Therapists, Audiologists, Social Workers, Psychologists and Concerned Individuals are needed.