Initiative Update

Embracing Autism

Adanna
Posted April 30, 2020 from Nigeria

In 2017, InspireIT launched STEM Club Project, which encourages young girls in primary, and secondary schools in Nigeria to learn digital skills, basic programming skills, and build strong foundation in science subjects. Since it was launched, we have reached out to more than 2225 girls in various primary and secondary schools across Nigeria. Also, more than 150 girls and women interested in STEM have also been mentored through InspireIT.

Due to the many challenges faced by children with autism and the discrimination a lot of them face in Nigeria, InspireIT is expanding its STEM club project to include children with autism, teaching them digital skills and coding skills.  Children with autism in Nigeria are often seen as “curse, taboo, or imbecile.” Often times, these discrimination do not help with their self esteem and they tend to withdraw from participating in activities both with other children and within their community

We are grateful to World Wide Web Foundation and through their support, InspireIT plans to reach additional 24 schools in the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. 

Even if you show kindness or as much as smile to an autistic child, you would have contributed to making the world a better place. As Seth Godin  says “When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.”  

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Chi8629
Apr 30
Apr 30

Thank you for sharing
Dear sister.

Adanna
Apr 30
Apr 30

Thank you dear Chioma.

Chi8629
Apr 30
Apr 30

Anytime beautiful .

Jill Langhus
May 01
May 01

Great update, Adanna... keep soaring:-) XX

Adanna
May 04
May 04

Thank you my lovely friend :-)
xx

Jill Langhus
May 06
May 06

You're very welcome, lovely:-)

XX

Anita Shrestha
May 01
May 01

Thank you for sharing

Adanna
May 04
May 04

Thanks Anita.

Tamarack Verrall
May 03
May 03

Dear Adanna,
What tremendous news that InspireIT is widening to include children with autism. I learned a lot about autism by reading two books by Donna Williams who was severely autistic as a girl: Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere. I love the quote you finish with by Seth Godin. All the best with your work. Sending love to you, dear sister.

Adanna
May 04
May 04

Thank you lovely Tam!
I will search for the books. I love reading :-)

XX