The Jibore Impeccable Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established out of sincere burning passion to help the less privilege especially people with disability, is celebrating its 7 years anniversary on Thursday, 25 May, 2023.
The organisation founded by Madam Joy Bolarin has lots of success stories spanning seven (7) years among which it organised International Volunteer Day with over 400 people in attendance. The group engaged stakeholders during the event and showcase products of people with disability, people sold their products in mass and dance to have fun. During the occasion, there was Blind singer, blind trumpeter, physically challenged dancers and Deaf sold products massively.
The group has in the past sponsored radio sensitization program, organize rally together with school children to advocate against rape, abuse and violence, offered scholarship to Blind student and 2 children of Deaf man, paid hospital bills for women that did CS. The group also took up the challenge of caring for a 40 years old abandoned man by employing caregiver to look after him since 2019 till date.
Among other activities the organisation has engaged in also includes teaching over 300 people with disability on digital marketing skills, sponsored two blind individuals to prevent them from dropping out of higher institutions, set up shop for woman on wheelchair whose business was affected during COVID-19, took care of a family whose whole members are with disability, the list is endless.
Speaking in an interview with Inclusive News Network (INN), the Executive Director of Jibore Impeccable Foundation (JIF), Joy Bolarin, said the impact has helped the foundation to gain people’s trust, give more people confidence to collaborate and do business with the foundation and help them build interest to support the mission.
While appreciating God and Jibore community for sustaining the mission, the Director urged persons with disabilities to believe in themselves and look beyond disability because there are acres of diamonds hidden in their disability. They should maximize their God given potential and rule their world, disability not withstanding.
Bolarin also called on government at all levels and NGOs to carry along people with disability in all their program, and look beyond street beggar when they hear the word people with disability.
According to her “these are honourable people in their individual home that can make giant stride if given enabling environment and support”.
“Inclusion of people with disability on every table decision is made remain the greatest demand because nothing for us without us, in politics, policy making, appointment, economic decision like budgeting etc we must be involved without exemption.
“Implementation of disability act and other policy is very important. It should go beyond paper work.
“Decision should not be made on behalf of people with disability without consulting them because it is he who wears the shoe that knows where it pinches.” She said.
Speaking on the foundation’s plans going forward, Bolarin noted that the focus is now on mindset empowerment alongside economic empowerment of people with disability so that we can build their capacity to generate sustainable wealth and be able to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the society.
To ensure a successful anniversary celebration, the organisation has set in place series of event activities that will bring about more impacts on persons with disabilities and vulnerable persons. The event will be action packed with WhatsApp presentation, Radio sensitization, Awareness creation, Digital empowerment, share success stories and lots of give away starting from the day of their anniversary and end on June 1, 2023.
The Executive Director calls on donors and well meaning Nigerians to support the organisation.
“We solicit for support of everyone reading this to be able to do more for humanity
You can reach us through our email firstname.lastname@example.org or check our social media handles Jibore Impeccable Foundation , together we can make the world a better place”. The director concluded