Ogun: Foundation provides gifts to children, promotes awareness on neurodiversity

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A 23-year-old Canadian resident and founder of Adesewa Foundation, Adesewa Adesina, has donated gift items to children of Oba Ademola Maternity Centre in Ogun state. 

The foundation is known for making significant strides in advocating for neurodivergent children in Nigeria.

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Founded in 2021, the organization focuses on championing the cause of children with conditions such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more, aiming to foster understanding, support, and inclusion in society.

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In 2023, she embarked on her inaugural project in Nigeria, where she journeyed to Ilaro to educate mothers on understanding and supporting neurodivergent children.

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On Tuesday, Adesina and her team visited Oba Ademola Maternity Centre with care boxes filled with essentials such as pads, maternity pads, clothing, socks, and headbands for both mothers and children. 

According to her “this children are sideline and they are call special children. That’s why I dedicated my own time 

“There are hundred beneficiary today . And I want to urge philanthropists  to put our hands  together to help people , if God has blessed you, it’s not all about flashy cars, let us help the people , Nigeria is not smiling and people need help .

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She urged moms to support a strategy that recognises each person’s talents and shortcomings rather than resorting to harsh punishment.

The medical director of Oba Ademola Maternity Centre, Dr. Taiwo Gabriel Olugbenga, praised the foundation’s initiatives to increase mother awareness of neurodiversity problems. 

He expresses gratitude for the collaboration and called on like-minded people to continue supporting charitable organizations while recognizing their vital role in enhancing government efforts in providing healthcare services.

His words ” You have come to create awareness and as a maternity centre, we would as much as possible inculcate into one of the teachings we give the mothers so that they would understand that their are different behavioral patterns that you can notice in children when they’re growing up , everything is not about beating them .

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” I would look forward to more collaboration and working together with the Adesewa foundation . We know that government cannot do everything when it comes to the issue of health care services and for people that are philanthropically minded , we want to encourage you that your good deed would be rewarded by God.”

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