On May 17th, 2018, we held an autism awareness walk in Bo, Sierra Leone. We walked from Shell Mingo to Bo Kenema Highway, where the school is located. It was a big success! It was amazing to see so many members of the community come out and show their support.
I’ve been in Sierra Leone for about a month now and I’m so pleased with the way things are moving along. We were fortunate to take part in the Kick Stigma Out of Autism event last month, which was a collaboration with the Sierra Leone Autistic Society and the Autism Sierra Leone Council. The event had such a good turnout. We were able to help bring awareness to autism, and had fun at the same time.
Thank you to all you wonderful souls who have donated, and continue to support JPOH. With your generous gifts we were able to buy supplies, and the day program facility is well on it’s way to be fully equipped!
The students have been registered and are all prepped for school to start tomorrow!
Early detection is always best. I consistently try to convince the African immigrants I meet residing in the United States, that early intervention is the best we can do for our children. Many people in Africa are still not convinced that autism is a neurological disorder. Some believe it may stem from supernatural causes.