There is an increasing need in Nigeria to eliminate age-old cultural beliefs around medical conditions relating to children development particularly as science shows that early intensive intervention can improve the outcome of such conditions. Despite the magnitude of the problem of developmental challenges, lack of awareness and entrenched stigma keep majority of people from either seeking help or even getting the right form of help. These factors put children with these conditions at risk of academic failure, abuse and neglect. At The Winford Centre for Children and Women, we offer resources that will support affected families and educators before and after getting a diagnosis so that they are adequately equipped to cope with raising children with developmental challenges.
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Although, Nigeria has a National Gender Policy, social and religious practices continue to restrict women rights. This is further made worse by the notion of the “glass ceiling” which stops women from reaching the peak of their careers due to several things ranging from the sheer fact that they are women to absences due to maternity and childcare. The Winford Centre for Children and Women is committed to supporting disadvantaged women to reach their full potentials. A disadvantaged woman is a woman:
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