The journey started in 2009 when we decided to advocate for children living with ASD, to stop the stigmatization, and support parents and caregivers alike. The autism programme was born under the Orange Ribbon Initiative.
The initiative started with the gathering of a small group of people with similar interests in seminars and talks aimed at improving awareness and management of ASD, which has now grown to become a conference over the years. This has been well attended by parents, professionals, and caregivers and viewed through several channels across the globe.
The advocacy program is designed to support children with developmental disabilities or special needs in Nigeria especially Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Autism Spectrum Disorder, as with other developmental challenges arise from insufficient development of a child’s physical, emotional or intellectual capacity. This Disorder which is largely misunderstood by society makes it difficult for affected children to cope with the everyday demands of their environment and may lead to varying stages of social stigmatization.
Guaranty Trust is driven by the developmental challenges faced by children and has continuously worked for the past 6 years to pro-actively meet the needs in this special area.
This is how we work with communities and organizations that share our values to impact lives, empower people and uplift those on the margins of our society.
The communities where we work are the reasons why we exist; Our role is to make them stronger.
We believe that quality education increases opportunities to access a better life.
We see in the Arts, the opportunity to inspire and empower members of our communities and to also foster cultural exchanges that break down societal barriers and build global relationships.