Our history

who we are

Diary of a Special Needs Mum Initiative under P4:13 Foundation is a Not for Profit Organisation with a charge to advocate for people living with disabilities.

This Foundation was founded by the mother of a special needs child living in Nigeria. Her desire was to give her daughter the best in healthcare and education so that her daughter could have a chance to live a normal life.

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In pursuit of this dream for her daughter, the mother soon realized that the developmental therapies and educational facilities available in Nigeria were a far cry from what her daughter required to have a chance to succeed in life. She also discovered that there is so much ignorance in the Nigerian society about children with disabilities. The abuse of children with disabilities and stigmatization of their families are common occurrences. A lot of schools do not accept children with disabilities while the schools that accept them do not have the knowledge or capacity to take proper care of these children.

Relocating from Nigeria seemed like a better option for this special needs mum. However, her desire to have her entire family living together under the same roof made her think outside the box. She decided to put together structures that worked for her entire family. She was also determined to live a fulfilled life and accomplish her dreams. She soon realized that there were a lot of families in similar situations looking for help and support with very little knowledge of how to find them. 

She then decided to share her experience with other mothers and be a voice for one of the most venerable set of people in our society: children living with disabilities.

Vision

One day, people living with disabilities in Africa will be allowed to exercise their fundamental human rights. They will be integrated into mainstream schools, economically empowered and accepted in their communities.

Mission

P4:13 Foundation advocates for a change in disability management in Africa. Through its different means of communication, the foundation seeks to correct wrong perceptions about people living with disabilities. It also inspires people living with disabilities to live their best life now!

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Our Approach

We educate the general public which includes, the government, religious centers, schools & students; organisations and parents who do not have children with disabilities about people living with disabilities. This is done through different platforms such as: fun programs for kids, publishing storybooks, novels; promoting reading clubs in schools, writing articles in the media, radio shows, documentaries, stage plays; trainings & seminars and having meaningful conversations with all stakeholders.

The foundation counsels and provides economic empowerment for women who have children with disabilities.

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0803 575 4038 | info@diaryofaspecialneedsmum.org

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