Children with Cerebral Palsy and their ignorant families have over the years experienced neglect hence there seems to be no Government NGOs/CBOs or individual who have expressed specific interest in streamlining the special children for care and support services in Nigeria. Hearing that a child has a disability or a medical need may create many concerns for parents, siblings, relatives and other loved ones. Learning to cope and to successfully address the needs of children diagnosed with medical, developmental, emotional, physical, neurological, and behavioral and/or other related conditions requires that families become prepared and equipped with information about programmes, services, expert opinions, products and other important resources that will assist them in caring for a child with special needs.
The Sedoo Initiative for Children with Special Needs (SECHILD) was established for support to children with neurological disorders (special needs) focusing specifically on children with Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria. The initiative is providing support, information and sharing the message that every individual is specially created, every individual has a purpose for his or her existence and that every life is uniquely and beautifully created with the hope that with your support the initiative will attain more and provide the needed information, support, care and services. SECHILD is committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. The organization believes that individual differences in people are a natural part of life, and that disabilities provide children and adults with unique perspectives, insights and abilities which contribute to the overall well-being of society. It values children as the hope for the evolving improvement of humankind, and places great value on the family as a caring protector of children’s vulnerability, as well as a catalyst for their healthy growth and development. SECHILD places a tremendous value on parents because of the contributions they make as the leaders of families toward supporting the health, education, and development of their children at home and in society and promotes the active and informed participation of parents of children with disabilities in shaping, implementing, and evaluating public policy that affects them.