A philanthropist, Oma Uche-Oji, has initiated a programme, Super Kids Festival (SKF), to give children with disabilities a sense of belonging in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Oma, who spoke at the event held in Port Harcourt on Friday, said she initiated the programme following her findings that kids with special needs were not properly recognised on Children’s Day.
She said it was unfortunate that autistic children, those with down syndrome and the disabled ones were not always integrated and celebrated alongside other normal children.
Oma said: “I noticed that it is hard to find a Children’s Day event that is all inclusive. They don’t pay attention to children with special needs, autistics children, down syndrome or those disabled in one form or the other.