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Here’s how You can Help Teens Living with Autism! Support the 2019 Open Your Heart Camp

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Open your Heart will be hosting its third annual flagship program on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The camp is an outdoor empowerment programme for under-served teenagers in Nigeria. Every year, Open your Heart is focused on a set of under-served teens and this year’s focus is on inclusion among teens living with autism and neurotypical teens.

Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2019.

The Open Your Heart Camp 2019: Exploring Water on Treasure Island program will use experience in nature and practical coastline protection activities to empower 15 teens living with autism and 15 neurotypical teens to respect nature, protect the ocean, clean up the beach, build community, inspire self-determination and learn more about turning trash to treasure. It will be a day of teamwork, learning, self-discovery, empowerment and fun.

A lot of effort and expertise has gone into putting together a program that will truly change the lives of these teens.

The program is in two phases (both at Tarkwa Bay), please see more details of the program below

  • Orientation / Volunteer Training – Saturday, June 15th, 2019
  • Open Your Heart Camp – Saturday, July 20th, 2019..
Mainland Meetup points + Drop-off at Island
Departure to VI Dock / Breakfast on the Bus
Icebreakers – Elements grouping game
Introduction to Theme and Self-Empowerment Exercises
Beach Cleanup Activities 
Lunch (Island-Style Feast)
Trash to Treasure (Crafts Activities from Beach Trash)
Group Wars (Map of Nigeria Puzzles, Treasure Hunt)
Play (Horse-riding, Wading in the Water, etc)

To find out more information, please click on the website

To help raise the 1.5 Million budget for this year’s outdoor empowerment and self development camp for autistic teens in Lagos, please click on the donation page.

Click here and here to get a recap of last year’s event

———————————————————————————————————————————————-This content has been published for free as part of BellaNaija.com’s commitment to youth, education, healthcare and community development as part of our corporate social responsibility programme

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