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Mothers of kids with cerebral palsy get business grants

By Jesutomi Akomolafe
20 May 2019   |   3:05 am
The Initiative for National Growth Africa (INGA) in conjunction with Let Cerebal Palsy Kids Learn Foundation at the weekend held a creative arts session for the children living with special needs and an empowerment programme for their mothers. According to the organizer, Ms. Racheal Inegbedion, the project was to provide talent development for children living…

The Initiative for National Growth Africa (INGA) in conjunction with Let Cerebal Palsy Kids Learn Foundation at the weekend held a creative arts session for the children living with special needs and an empowerment programme for their mothers.

According to the organizer, Ms. Racheal Inegbedion, the project was to provide talent development for children living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) through creative arts skills and small business development training for mothers of cerebral children who are not financially buoyant to improve the social and economic wellbeing of their CP child.

The parents learnt financial literacy, basics of small business bookkeeping, basic digital steps to leverage on social media to promote their small business and generate sales, budgeting and saving for investment from experts. Also, the mothers made business pitches to attract seed grants. At the end, 10 mothers won grants to start their businesses.

As the mothers were undergoing training, their children living with cerebral palsy were tutored on creative arts such as drawing, painting and jigsaw mathematics to enrich them with social life skills for their physical and mental wellbeing.

Sponsors included Sifax Group, Sharkbite Foods, Brainiacs STEM and Robotics, Nigerian Breweries and Futprint Nigeria.