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Who We Are

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with special needs through unique education programs and to eliminate negative public perceptions of people with disability. Formulate strategies, mobilise the required skill and implement appropriate policies and programs that will enhance the quality of life of persons with special needs through unique education programs.

Our Vision

To be a World-Class Institution for intervention, rehabilitation and education of persons with special needs in partnership with their Parents and Care givers.

Our Approach

Undertake assessments at the initial point of contact involving parents, a Clinical Psychologist and Special Teacher as well with an occupational therapist. To get medical assessment where applicable.

Bring up the individualized education plan to fit each unique child. Placement with one on one therapy approach.

Engage and involve parents with a six (6) weekly report. The progressive report is prepared and feedbacks are done to ascertain the impact of therapy (therapies).


The task of providing Special Care ‘fell on our laps’ with the birth of a CP Child during the autumn of 2001. With that came realization and understanding of his condition and the limitations that came with such condition. We had to make a hard conscious effort of providing him with the special care and attention required and this came almost naturally and effortlessly because we had the opportunity to be eased into it gradually by those we met during the journey of seeking help and intervention for him. Therefore, the realization of the unique challenges associated with caring for a child with special needs informed the establishment of The Farid Centre (named after our CP Child, Mohammad Farid). 

The Farid Centre was initially designed to cater for ‘friends of Farid’ to give known families with children in similar situations as Farid the much-needed awareness and early intervention support to enable their children to achieve some degree of independence. So, several years down the road, after much consultations and with expert advice from late Professor Ibrahim Kolo, Former Head of Department, Special Education Unit, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Former Provost Niger State College of Education and later VC IBB University Lapai, The Farid Centre for people with special needs opened its doors starting with a Six (6) Month’s Counselling Clinic presided over by Dr Nwachukwu Ezechinyere Kingsley of then Department of Special Education at College of Education Minna and now Head of Unit, Special Education Department of Early Childhood & Special Education, University of Auto, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.