Launching the Autism “I Am Not a Stigma” Awareness Program sponsored by the KGL Foundation in Accra, Ghana

On April 5th, 2024, the British Council in West Ridge, Accra, Ghana, will be the epicenter of a groundbreaking event: the launch of the Autism “I Am Not a Stigma” Awareness Program. This initiative, spearheaded by the GUBA Foundation, marks a significant step forward in the fight against the stigma surrounding autism in our communities.

Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting millions worldwide, often faces misunderstanding and discrimination. In Ghana, misconceptions and social stigma further compound the challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families. However, the Autism “I Am Not a Stigma” program aims to change this narrative by fostering awareness, understanding, and acceptance.

The launch event will bring together a diverse array of stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare professionals, educators, advocates, and members of the community. Through engaging speakers, interactive sessions, and thought-provoking discussions, attendees will gain insights into the realities of living with autism and the importance of creating inclusive environments.

One of the highlights of the event will be a keynote address by renowned advocate Alice Mamaga, whose personal journey with autism has inspired many. Her impassioned speech will underscore the significance of promoting autism awareness, challenging societal perceptions, and fostering inclusive communities.

Moreover, the launch will serve as a platform to unveil the comprehensive initiatives planned under the Autism “I Am Not a Stigma” program. From community workshops and support groups to educational campaigns and advocacy efforts, these initiatives aim to break down barriers, empower individuals with autism, and create a more inclusive society.

As we commemorate World Autism Day, let us come together to support this vital cause and embark on a journey of compassion, acceptance, and empowerment. Together, we can build a world where individuals with autism are valued, respected, and celebrated for who they are.

Don’t miss out on this transformative event. Join us on April 5th at the British Council in West Ridge, Accra, as we take a bold step towards a more inclusive future for all.

For more information and to RSVP, send an email to info@gubafoundation.org.

Together, let’s show the world that autism is not a stigma – it’s a unique aspect of human diversity that enriches our communities.

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