The Nigeria Diabetes Online Community is excited to partner with T1International on its Diabetes Warrior initiative.
The Type 1 International setup the Diabetes warrior initiative with the aim of training Nigerian children living with type 1 diabetes on vocational skills towards self sufficiency and ability to afford their medicines.
A warrior is defined as ‘a brave or experienced solder or fighter’. It is believed that those who are sponsored for vocational programs are experience fighters of diabetes and are prepared to put in the work it takes to not let diabetes dominate their life.
Our pioneer diabetes warrior is Omolade Onafowokan who is currently undergoing her part time weekend only vocational skills training in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Her demonstration of great awareness and acceptance for living with type 1 Diabetes is highly impressive. She has accepted her living with diabetes and hopes to further her studies after the holidays into the University where she aspires to study medicine.
In her own words having expressed a profound thanks to T1International for the kind gesture, wants to start a network of children living with diabetes where they can learn from one another and form a social peer support club.
We believe that through this skill acquisition she might be able to generate some funds to ensure a steady supply of her essential medicine – Insulin.
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