Children with these conditions 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 chronic Skin Conditions and Visible Disfigurements of any sort is a top priority for us.
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 disfigurement through a compelling picture storybook for children and guardians.
Improved self-esteem and social inclusion of children and teenagers living with visible differences (including chronic skin conditions, burns, scars, birthmarks, growths…) to have a say about issues and decisions that affect them...
- To help all children like Funmilayo who face bullying daily to conquer bullying, and become socially included in schools and society.
- To celebrate Day of African Child June 16th and Universal Children’s day Nov 20 annually through special events such as:
- To provide annual free, basic diagnostics, and management.
- To educate and enlighten children about looking different and living different through illustrated Storybook series and Animated stories someday.
At Outer Shell Africa Communications, we care so much about these children and really working on improving their welfare as much as we can. We are working on life-changing programs, so help us, God.
Please Get Involved and let us help this totally ignored set of children live better and be whatever they want to be. Building them positively today will impact greatly on tomorrow’s children who will find themselves different.