Also, at another recent event, Fidson yet again reaffirmed its commitment to support another set of children with Down Syndrome as part of its CSRprogramme. The company made a financial donation to another Foundation – Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria (DSFN) in an effort to provide better and more quality life for people living with Down syndrome in the Nigerian society.
DSFN is a non-governmental and not-for- profit Foundation for children with Down syndrome. The Foundation also makes provision for parents, guardians, care – givers and other interested stakeholders.
Most people with Down syndrome are neglected, relegated, or abandoned by their parents and society because of the culture and myths that tend to stigmatize them and their family. They are equally abused physically and sexually with impunity. In extreme cases, even their rights to life itself is denied them. This donation is one of the many ways Fidson Healthcare Plc is expressing its corporate citizenship and commitment to the plights of the people living with disabilities.
While expressing gratitude to the management of Fidson Healthcare Plc, the Foundation’s Vice-President & Administrator, Mr Muyiwa Majekodunmi noted that without a doubt, the donation will go a long way in helping to enhance the quality of life of children with Down Syndrome both now and in the future.