Hope Rising Initiative is one of the key programmes of the Group designed to empower people living with disabilities. Its key objective is engendering inclusivity and diversity through education, advocacy and enlightenment; skills acquisition through training; as well as inclusive events. Our main focus is creating awareness on Down syndrome and how to live with Down syndrome. This is enhanced by the Hope Rising drama series which focuses on highlighting the challenges of Down syndrome and exploring efforts at combating the disorder and also providing the platform for advocacy and public enlightenment.
Some of the initiatives we have supported under this programme include Demystifying Autism in partnership with the Patrick Speech and Languages Centre; support to Mr. Folawiyo Jimoh Adisa, a Para-Badminton player to attend Para-Badminton tournaments across Europe; scholarships for two visually impaired persons: Mr. Morakinyo Emmanuel and Mr. Abdulateef Alani Azeez to complete their higher education at the Universities of Ibadan and Osun State Polytechnic respectively.