As the world celebrates the Cerebral Palsy day on October 8, a non-governmental organisation, JKS Home for Special Needs/JKS Centre for Special Needs, is organising a 5-kilometre walk for the victims.
The founder of the NGO, Nifemi Seun Ajileye, said there would be the need to walk the talk about addressing the needs of the people with this disability.
The organisation therefore urged residents of Abuja to help paint the town green for children/people living with cerebral palsy on this day by walking the talk in the city.
The walk, which will kick off from the NGO centre at Phase 4 in Kubwa, will see participants going through to Federal Housing then back to base through Phase 3 also in Kubwa, a distance of about 5 kilometers, all in all.
Ajileye said cerebral palsy remains the most common lifelong motor disability in the world and as such there was need to focus on it and find a way to redress the situation.
According to her, the home is called JKS Home for Special Needs where it caters for children with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities who are orphans, abandoned even by their parents.
Among those being attended to by the home include children with disabilities who are from low income homes and can barely feed, the vulnerable who are subjected to rape and abuse.
“We accommodate these kids, provide therapeutic supports for them, provide medical, psychosocial and educational supports as well as skills acquisition training. We work towards these children’s independence and to the glory of God we have recorded great improvements,” she said.
Mrs. Nifemi Ajileye who is a certified autism specialist, with special educational needs therapist, has over 10 years experience.