Wednesday, 12 July 2017

INTO AFRICA

Lagos, Nigeria



Two days ago the Cerebral Palsy Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, published the following announcement on its Facebook page –

Standing on the Threshold of History!

In 2010, Cerebral Palsy Center (CpCenter) opened her doors to children with Cerebral Palsy in Lagos Nigeria. It was the first time the condition Cerebral Palsy (CP) was given 'a pride of place' in the disability world in Nigeria.

CP management was separated from other disabilities giving it the attention it deserves. It is as yet the only center that strictly manages children with Cerebral Palsy, providing free therapies, boarding to children with CP and counseling and respite to families of children with CP, irrespective of social standing. It was history made!

Sustaining this project is an uphill task, but your support has made it very easy. Cerebral Palsy is said to be the most expensive congenital disorder to manage all over the world, yet you have enabled us to render free services to hundreds of children in our seven years of operation. Thank You.

Today, we stand yet again on the threshold of history!

By tomorrow 10th of July 2017, a Peto Institute trained 'Conductor' will be coming in from Hungary to introduce Conductive Education to us!!

Conductive Education is not a therapy. It also is not a treatment!
It is a comprehensive method of learning by which individuals with neurological and mobility impairment, like Cerebral Palsy, learn to specifically and consciously perform actions that children without such impairment learn through normal life experiences.
The goals of conductive education include assisting children in developing maximized 'orthofunction', that is the ability to conduct activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating, and self-care.

Conductive Education is looked at as a partnership between the educators called 'Conductors' and the learners (children) to create circumstances for learning. With the help of motivation, the children get committed to their own learning.

Conductive Education was started in Hungary by Prof. Peto in 1945. In the beginning of 1950, Peto founded his first Conductive Education Center which has been a foundation of the current Andras Peto Institute of Conductive Education and College for Conductor Training in Budapest, Hungary. It is a 'Mecca' of sort for families from all over the world taking their children for yearly 'Conductive Education Camp'.

But with your support, we are able to bring in a Conductor in what we hope will be a yearly event. It is the first time a Conductor is coming to Nigeria

We shall keep you updated as she spends three weeks with us at the center.


It was in 2011 that I first heard from Nonye. What a fight against the odds she was taking on!

Slowly, slowly, like others before, she is inching her way forward, a history-maker.

Respect.

Nonye's story

On the CP Centre's website:

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  1. ONE MINUTE IN NIGERIA

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