‘Special needs children, not liabilities’

Special needs children  have been described as gifts from God and not  liabilities. This was the submission of Mrs Olufunso Owasanoye, Executive Director, Human Development Initiatives,HDI at the foundation’s day with special needs children held recently in Lagos.  According to her, the main objective of the event was  to give the children a sense of belonging, acceptance and confidence through education  and scholarship sponsored by  Human Development Initiatives-Education Trust Fund, HDI-ETF  for  selected beneficiaries from primary, secondary and  tertiary institutions based on their consistent good behaviour and academic performance adding that government alone could not  meet the education needs of these children.