ADIC Insurance Company Limited, one of the life and non-life risks underwriting companies in the country, has entered into partnership with the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, with a view to improving the living conditions of those living with the disease.
The firm said the partnership was in furtherance with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The company also recently partnered the Save-A-Life Project to sponsor corrective heart surgeries for two babies diagnosed with congenital heart defects.
The head of Human Capital in the company, Mr. Stanley Nwogu, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos recently, saying the surgeries were successful. He said the desire to further improve the livelihood of the children living with this condition led the company was reason behind his firm’s decision to sponsor the fund raising novelty match and awareness week organised by the foundation recently.
Nwogu said ADIC Insurance was awake to the need to promote corporate social responsibility in ways that affect lives directly, adding that this was one character of global best places to work, which ADIC belongs to. “A workplace that provides a healthy work environment, motivates employees and contributes to the society is truly a great place to work,” he said.
According to him, the Foundation Nigeria is a non-governmental taking care of children with Down’s syndrome including parents, caregivers and other interested stakeholders.
With a mission to improve the opportunities open to young people with Down syndrome, the foundation tries to discover their potentials and identify how to support their personal development most effectively through scientific research and global communication.
Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It’s the most common chromosome abnormality in humans and is typically associated with physical growth delays, a particular set of facial characteristics and a severe degree of intellectual disability.