Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Group drums support for cerebral palsy disorder families

Benola’s Project Planning and Implementation Team (PPIT), an arm of a non-governmental organisation, has set agenda to drum support for families with Cerebral Palsy (CP) disorder.

A statement signed by Tobiloba Ajayi, after PPIT’s fifth meeting at Peninsula Hotel and Towers, Lekki Phase One, Lagos, for Benola PPIT, noted that meeting which was convened to chart the course of the organizations activities for the current year and plan for their actualization, deliberated on and arrived at the following decisions:

L-r: Mr. Akinsola Owoyemi; Tobiloba Ajayi; Rotimi Gbadebo in the background; AVM Femi Gbadebo; Mrs. Alaba Gbadebo; Prof Afolabi Lesi – Chairman; Mrs. Seke Odojukan; Dr Omadeli Boyo; Sir Lorenz Mba; Dada Olawale Folabi and Anderson Obah at the Benola’s fifth PPIT meeting, penultimate Tuesday.

“There is need for regular outreaches to Cerebral Palsy Families in order to be rendered assistance with soft food items, toiletries, medication, adding that specialized equipment like paediatric wheel chairs, walkers, standing/seating frames should be sourced for the families of Cerebral Palsy.

The statement said: “ There is also need to provide relevant literature and information materials to raise awareness and support advocacy campaigns and also help build capacity for Healthcare professional, parents, caregivers, students and other interest groups.”

It announced that the Cerebral Palsy Parents Network will hold every month and will commence with the inaugural edition scheduled for Saturday, February 13.

It said the meeting also is to champion the course of the organisation’s commitment to more of their time and resources towards the actualisation of Benola’s vision to change the face of Cerebral Palsy and disability management in Africa.

According to the statement, the Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative’s third anniversary will be marked, come February 25, and it seeks to raise funds to support all the noble and life changing activities of the organisation.


This story was published in Newswatch Times on February 4, 2016.

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