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Justina Asishana
Justina Asishana
Justina Asishana is a Nigerian from Edo state. She is a data and investigative journalist who also fact-checks. She covers health, agriculture, education and governance

NIGERIA. Enugu: A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the Chidinma Ibemere Foundation (CIF) has given educational scholarship to three special needs children.

The beneficiaries are indigent students of the Special School of the Deaf, Ogbete in Enugu, Nigeria and the scholarship would cover a session.

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Announcing the scholarship during the outreach tagged ‘I Matter Equally Initiative’, the Lead Volunteer, Chidinma Ibemere Foundation, Chidinma Ibemere said that the scholarship will be an annual one.

Photo Credit: Chidinma Ibemere Foundation (CIF)

The Programme

The “I Matter Equally Initiative” is one of the projects run by the Chidinma Ibemere Foundation.

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The objective of the initiative is to amplify the essence of equality among people living with disabilities as well as actively partnering with men/boys in ensuring gender equality is achieved.

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According to Ibemere, the outreach helped in reminding the students that they are special and they matter equally regardless of their vulnerable realities.

“It was beautiful to witness the various ways in which they express happiness. Their happiness made me feel fulfilled. We will do more of these programs so that these people with special needs will feel loved in the society”, the Lead Volunteer said.

The Programme had various sessions which included words of affirmation that were interpreted to the children.

The Lead Volunteer presenting the scholarship to the school management. Photo Credit: Chidinma Ibemere Foundation (CIF)

The Foundation also shared learning materials to the students and the management of the school.

There were over 100 beneficiaries and full scholarships were awarded to three students

About Chidinma Ibemere Foundation (CIF)

The Chidinma Ibemere Foundation (CIF) is committed to leaving no one behind by touching lives in meaningful ways.

It also works at ensuring the gaps of inequalities especially in health, education and gender are bridged.

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