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Foundations empower mothers of children with special needs

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Initiative for National Growth Africa in collaboration with the Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation has empowered mothers of children with special needs to alleviate poverty, promote social and economic inclusion and proffer educational intervention.

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Founding Executive Director of the Special Needs Initiative for Growth Racheal Inegbedion Racheal Inegbedion stated that the project is meant to improve the status of women and also enhance their decision-making capacity at all levels in all spheres of life, especially in equal participation in economic growth.

She stated that women with special needs children who could be excluded from the halls of power can now make their voices heard through advances in knowledge and practices of Investments, business development, digital inclusion, and financial technology literacy which is reducing inequalities for them and promoting decent standards for employment.

CEO of Mama Moni Nigeria Mrs. Nkem Okocha said supporting the women with financial aids and other needs will enable them to build sound financial habits in their businesses.

The first phase of the project commenced with the capacity building training with an alumna of 2019 Cohort Business Pitch First Place Winner in the person of Mrs. Bunmi Alli who equipped the women on how to build an effective customer relationship management and also shared insight on the impact of the knowledge and resources obtained from the first project in 2019 transformed her business.

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Mrs. Akinsola Olaitan, who was a 2020 alumna and second-place winner of the Business Pitch, trained the mothers through demonstrations on how important it was to keep proper filling of all expenses, income, and profit established in the business.

Tobiloba Ajayi, the Founder of the Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation trained women on practical tips and skills on bookkeeping, savings and investments after making sales in their businesses. This training aspect helped the mothers to learn how to effectively run a business, understand basic financial concepts that have proven important in knowing the status/position of the business.

Kikelomo Olatunde, the Administrative Director of the Special Needs Initiative for Growth shared insight to the mothers on a STEM Sequencing tool kit that was provided to the children with Cerebral palsy. The Sequencing tool kit is adapted to enable the children with Cerebral Palsy to acquire educational accommodations for learning styles and patterns so that they get to hone their critical thinking, cognitive flexibility, communicate better, become more autonomous and independent; making it easier for their families and caregivers to support them in their developmental stages at home and at school.

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