Do you know an underprivileged teenager living with autism in Nigeria?
If yes, it’s time to nominate them for the annual empowerment programne, Open Your Heart Camp.
At BellaNaija, we make it a mission to be actively involved in campaigning for the inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs, hence why we started the weekly series, Love Without Boundaries with Bukola Ayinde,
With this in mind, we are partnering with the organizers of Open Your Heart Camp. BellaNaija continues to advocate for the inclusion of children living with disability.
This camp is a chance for autistic teens to have a nice day out having fun.
Open Your Heart Camp is a nature-learning and empowerment programme for underprivileged teenagers in Nigeria. Every year, they focus on a set of under-served teenagers. In 2018, the focus is on economically disadvantaged teens living with autism and the date for this year’s camp is Saturday, July 21, 2018.
This year, with the theme being Explorers with a Difference, the organizers will use the natural forest reserve and practical farm activities to empower autistic teens in an inclusive environment with neurotypical teens. It will teach them to respect nature, build communities, inspire self-determination and learn more about where their food comes from.
They will break through personal limits and inhibitions, therefore sharing a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural environment. Furthermore, they will produce artwork, maps, charts and personal goals from their experience.
The event is organized by Wahamba! and facilitated by experienced nature-learning leaders as well as experts in teaching children living with autism.
The program is 100% FREE for selected teen participants. If you know any autistic teen who fits this bill, kindly nominate them here – https://oy3.typeform.com/to/B5tk4B
Start nominating that deserving teenager!
BellaNaija is a proud to partner with Open Your Heart Camp on this inspiring initiative