We are an Globian non-profit organization that supports children with special needs
To collaborate with partners in addressing the needs of vulnerable children while promoting their rights.
To Improved well-being of vulnerable children and their caregivers in the society.
Established on January 2011, registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), RC-42610 with operational office and care center in Trademore Estate, Lugbe FCT.
The SEDOO Initiative for Children with Special Needs
The SEDOO Initiative was established on January 2011 and is registered by Corporate Affairs Commission with registration number RC-42610 under Part ‘C’ of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 as a not-for-profit, community-driven development and non-governmental charitable organization committed to an often neglected target group within the Nigerian society. Its operational office and care center in Trademore Estate, Lugbe, Abuja. It is founded to provide succor for parents, professional help and information resource centre on therapy, education and support with emphasis on children with Cerebral Palsy.
Profile and the Underlying Philosophy ‘ the Formation of SECHILD
In Nigeria it is traditionally believed that a child born with abnormal development is from the spirit world or a snake incarnate and will bring a curse on the family. Many children with Cerebral Palsy and other deformities in some communities are either buried alive or thrown into the river to return to the spirit world as a service of purification to the parents of such children. The truth is that these beliefs and practices have negative effects on the psychological and social status of these families.
In a society where it is believed that a child born with disabilities is from the spirit world or snake incarnate, the experience of searching for support, information and care for nursing TWO children born with Cerebral Palsy can better be imagined.
The Sedoo Initiative for Children with Special Needs (SECHILD) was founded in 2011 by Mr. Aondofa and Mrs. Kawan Anjira. Our involvement with Cerebral Palsy began with the birth of our daughter Deborah Sedoo (of blessed memory) in 2005 and Joshua Aondofa in 2007, both born with Cerebral Palsy. The absence of professional assistance and support centers for the specific condition of Sedoo (to whom this organization is named) and Aondofa have been the driving force behind this work and the inspiration to care for all children and families whose lives are forever changed by Cerebral Palsy.
As parents of TWO children with Cerebral Palsy, we empathize with families in similar situation, in their pains, frustrations and hopelessness. Today we are creating a community of support and opportunities for these children, re-orienting those who see these children as gifts from the devil; that their indiscriminate killing shall be minimized. Every child is beautifully, purposely and uniquely created.
Research has shown that when children are provided with adequate tools they need for their unique skills and ability, they can fully enhance their cognitive, social and emotional development. The need for these tools is even more crucial among children with disabilities and medical challenges (special needs). Early and continual intervention is powerful tools that can enable children with special needs to live a full and active life.
Although every special child is different and every family is unique, there are some common concerns that link parents of challenged kids, including getting appropriate care and accommodation; promoting acceptance in the extended family, school and community and planning for an uncertain future.
Our organisation has been present for over 5 years. We make the best for all our children.
What We Do
SECHILD center has free counseling services, educational support through basic teaching and scholarship program. It is a comprehensive resource center, a compassionate voice for all Cerebral Palsy cases and a residence supplemental therapy care for children with special needs and their families.
Advocacy, Physio/Occupational Theraphy, Other Therapies,Residence Care
Rehabilitation and Special Education to Children with Special Needs
Support,Training and Counseling for Parents and Care Givers of Children with Special Needs
A Home for Children with Special Needs
Together we can do more...