Modele Disability Rights and Support initiative for Children, Modrisic, has organized a one-day event to celebrate children with disabilities and their parents on the occasion of the year 2021 Children’s Day.
The event, themed, ‘United To Reverse the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Children – Towards A Greater Future’, was organized to celebrate children with different types of disabilities was also an avenue to show support and encourage their parents.
While speaking at the event, Ms. Funke Ogunrombi, Convener, Modrisic charged the children not to think little of themselves because of their disabilities but believe that they can attain a greater future.
“Disability is not a deterrent to success in life, you only need to be focused and refuse to be overwhelmed by some of the barriers that you might be experiencing at the moment,” Ms. Ogunrombi added.
She also tasked the parents to continually provide the needed support to their children and wards, as that would help them grow to become better adults.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Dare Dairo, the General Manager of the Lagos State Office for Disability Affiars, LASODA, assured that the Lagos State Government would continue to do its best to support children with disabilities in the state.
He commended the organizers of the programme and noted that similar event should be organized to serve as support system for children with disabilities.
Children made various presentations ranging from music, drumming and recitation. The occasion was graced by high level personalities within the disability community and was moderated by Treasures Uchegbu, popularly known as Speaking fingers.