Rose Ekaete Mordi is a unique Nigerian woman. She is apparently a veritable instrument in God’s hand through which hope is flowing to children who suffer the disability called Down Syndrome.
Mrs. Mordi is the Founder and President of Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, DSFN. She is also the Chairperson of the African Down Syndrome Network, (ADSN) and a board member of the Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs, LASODA.
The Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria was established several years ago primarily to care for children with Down Syndrome in four core areas namely Medical, Educational, Vocational and Social Integration.
Under the leadership of Rose Mordi, DSFN has recorded great achievements. It has sponsored many children overseas for medical procedures, organized seminars locally and internationally and partnered with Special Olympics International. The foundation has offered educational and vocational training for people with Down Syndrome. It has also done a lot of awareness creation and advocacy.
Mrs. Mordi co-initiated the Save-A-Life Project (SALP). The SALP is a charity ancillary to the Down Syndrome Foundation.
Rose Ekaete Mordi is a British – trained business administrator. She has however channeled all her energy towards changing the negative societal mindset in Nigeria and Africa about people with disability. She has been relentless in her effort to give the less privileged a chance to contribute effectively to, and be appreciated by, the society.
It is in recognition of her achievements in the area of Education and Development of Children with Learning Disabilities that Mrs. Rose Mordi is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award which is part of the PSR National Awards 2018.