September 6, 2016

Ọdịmma-Ụmụaka

Ọdịmma-Ụmụaka

(Children’s welfare)

funmilayo

Children living with visible differences and appearance alterations often experience more social and emotional turmoil than we realize. Bullying, rejection, and discrimination are rife within their peer cycle and most adults casually sweep reports from their kids under the carpet, classifying it as a normal growing-up process. This is often a very sad and helpless situation just like Funmilayo, the little girl who inspired this initiative, read her story here.

More so, some parents and guardians of the children who are supposed to be their primary support system find themselves being more distressed than the Children.

Empowering and improving the self-esteem and social lives of children with Visible Differences and appearance alterations.

These children are our future and have been ignored way too long, how we care for them today will play a big role in the way we shape the future of Africa. Our Difference is Beautiful Initiative is an offshoot of our efforts to improve the welfare of children who have chronic skin conditions and any kind of appearance alterations through compelling storytelling in  illustrations, animations…

Goal:

Improved self-esteem and social inclusion of children and teenagers living with visible differences to have a say about issues and decisions that affect them...

Objectives:

  • To help all children like Funmilayo who face bullying daily to conquer bullying, and become socially included in schools and society.
  •  To celebrate Childrens day in Nigeria, May 27th and Day of the African Child June 16th annually through special events.
  • To educate and enlighten children about looking different and living different through illustrated Storybook series and Animated stories someday.