DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Established in 2001, the Hope Center in Kubwa, Abuja, Nigeria, is a beacon of hope for young people with special needs. Here, these youth have an opportunity to overcome many of the limitations of their condition through skills training and rehabilitation which offer a possibility of employment. At the Center, training for vocational skills includes the making of candles, body lotion, soap and liquid soap; however, even with these skills employment in the outside world is difficult to obtain. The Hope Center’s government approved Rosalie Rendu Enterprise for Young Adults Living with Disabilities does provide a possibility for employment. This program and business provides a pathway to independence, self-fulfillment and a more dignified life for these young adults with intellectual disabilities who are stigmatized and live in the margins of society. This three-year project request is for support of the salaries the youth at the Rosalie Rendu Enterprises earn. The support and collaboration of several organizations assist the program including the Liliane Foundation, International Women’s Group, the Berger Ladies and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC), who inspects and supervises products produced at the Center.
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