- A stunning Ghanaian model with autism by name Yacoba has been featured on a prominent calendar to support autism awareness
- Amazing photos of the young model were beautifully splashed on every page of the wall and desktop calendars along with thought-provoking quotes about autism
- The leader of the movement, Afi Antoni, indicates that the proceeds made on the calendars would be used to support the underprivileged in society
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A beautiful Ghanaian model living with autism by name Yacoba under the auspices of the Afi Antonio Foundation has been featured on a prominent calendar to create awareness about the medical condition.
The Afi Antonio Foundation is a non-profit organization run by Afi Antonio who was adjudged the most influential young Ghanaian under the Social Enterprise & Philanthropy in 2018.
Yacoba, the beautiful model, has been used on the calendar to teach the public about some nitty grittes that come with being autistic.
In addition, the calendars are made to raise funds to support persons living with autism as well as the underprivileged in society.
The initiative has received positive reactions on social media with loads of individuals joining in to support the movement.
Just recently, popular Ghanaian actor Vincent E. McCauley Jr. and Farida Bedwei, a staunch advocate for cerebral palsy joined the movement by making great purchases to lend indicate his unflinching support.
Speaking about the project of making both the desktop and wall calendars, the leader Afi Antonio said:
"This is towards autism awareness and the model on the calendar is Yacoba, a model living with autism. And every page has a touching message [educating and giving real education] about autism."
She was quick to add that:
The proceeds would be going to support the needy and persons living with autism. This is a worthy course to support so even if you already have a calendar at home, just buy one to support a good initiative as each goes for 50 cedis"
Some of the touching quotes sighted by YEN.com.gh on the rather heartwarming calendars include:
"What is autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them."
"When you are frustrated because of the things I cannot do, just imagine how frustrated I am because I am unable.
"Always Unique Totally Intelligent Sometimes Mysterious [AUTISM]"
Kirubi, who has been in and out of the hospital for some time, said he sought God during his most difficult time and true to his belief, his prayers were answered.
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