My name is Ukpevie-Grace, I started Hilarity (The World Has a Chance) with my friends in 2018. We organized events and projects for special people. Our aim is to give special people in our society a chance to showcase their talents and skills with no discrimination. Over the years in our society, disability is seen as a disease that limits the sufferer, especially in our local communities. We have taken it upon ourselves to educate people on the need to pursue their goals and achieve their dreams through our different community developmental projects: like our free skill acquisition training for special people and less privileged people.
While working with special people (people with special needs), we noticed that there are numerous vulnerable groups in our society with a high percentage of them living in poverty. We launched a campaign to provide sanitary pads for vulnerable girls living in poverty to help reduce the number of poor girls that cannot afford sanitary pads. We were able to give out about one thousand pads (1000) by December 2018 to girls in rural communities. This particular project is one of my favorite because I met young girls my age that never used a sanitary pad in their lives and we finally gave them the chance to (The World Has a Chance).
It is a project that we have planned to continue this year and we will launch the 2019 campaign by September 2019. We look forward to partnering with a sanitary pad company and other well meaning corporations and individuals that would like to promote proper health care for young girls living in poverty.
Hilarity is made up of an amazing team of young adults that are working selflessly to add value to our world. More than standing for orphans and people with disabilities, we are gradually helping other groups too. With the help of God, we will be able to help people from all parts of the world. Hilarity is the best thing that has happened to me. Helping our society is not only the job of the government but it is a job that requires the collective effort of everyone, and I am glad I am doing a bit of good for my world. You can join us in changing the world right where you are.