Africell Partners with other Organizations to Honour World Autism Day

In a heartening collaboration, the Kissy Psychiatrist Teaching Hospital, alongside Africell, Nania Educational Group, Sahid Autism, and World Hope Organization, came together to observe World Autism Day with a special event. Held at the Africell Sport Center in Aberdeen, Freetown, the occasion drew families, volunteers, and advocates from all corners of Sierra Leone.

Dr. Elizabeth Alieu, a distinguished psychiatrist from The Kissy Psychiatrist Teaching Hospital, underscored the significance of the day, emphasizing its role in raising awareness and fostering acceptance for individuals with autism in Sierra Leone. The event served as a poignant reminder of the importance of inclusivity in society, where everyone, irrespective of their neurodiversity, is valued and supported.

Representing Africell, Kippy Debs of the Africell Impact Foundation reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting various sectors, particularly health. Highlighting the crucial link between health and overall well-being, Debs pledged ongoing support for initiatives aimed at enhancing healthcare access and outcomes for all Sierra Leoneans.

Ariana Oluwole, CEO of Nania Educational Group, delivered a powerful message urging the community to dispel misconceptions surrounding autism, notably the harmful association with witchcraft. Oluwole called for embracing a culture of encouragement and support for individuals with autism, emphasizing the need to nurture their unique talents and abilities.

The event at the Africell Sport Center was a vibrant celebration filled with laughter and inclusivity, providing a platform for children with autism to showcase their talents and abilities through interactive games and creative workshops. It served as a testament to the resilience and diversity within the autism community, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment.

As the day concluded, the resounding message echoed: by celebrating the strengths and talents of individuals with autism, we foster a more compassionate and inclusive society. Through collaborative efforts and unwavering advocacy, barriers can be dismantled, stereotypes challenged, and a world where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered can be built.


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