SO Nigeria is set to launch a new youth empowerment initiative known as the Special Olympics Nigeria Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Program (SO YESAP). The launch is billed for Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 at The Southern Sun, 7, Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The program is designed to enable people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) acquire specific vocational skills and mentorship experience. This is created to help boost confidence, encourage integration and inclusion and most importantly self-employment.
A total of 15 athletes from special schools and the community across Lagos are proposed to participate in the first phase of implementation of the program.