Stammer Foundation was founded in May 2018 by Juliana Imam and other Trustees. She looked at the frustrations she faced as a child, Lawyer and as a woman who stammers. She observed that some of her family members also stammerered and so she was very aware of the challenges people who stammer faced on a daily basis.
In May 2019, she met a young boy in the secondary school who had gone through so many sad and depressing experiences because of his stammer. He decided not to further his education and had on some occasions contemplated just dying.
Seeing all this she knew she would have to step into the area of Stammer Advocacy which presently has little or no voice, so as to help others like that boy understand their stammer, enjoy self acceptance and embrace self confidence.
Withinin four months since operations, Stammer Foundation has over 100 members from more than 20 countries and counting and now holds weekly online catch up meetings and quarterly physical meetings for its members.
Stammer Foundation wholey supports its members who are comfortable stammering openly and those who desperately need to achieve more fluency in speech.
Stammer Foundation is about to begin Free Speech Therapy Sessions for 200 Children and Teenagers who Stammer (18 and below).
Stammer Foundation is privileged to have a rich collection on its Advisory Board namely Dr Shittu Adebayo Esq (Ex – Minister of Communications Nigeria), Dr Olugbile Michael (World Bank Group), Dr Afeez Haruna (National Hospital, Abuja), Dr AbdulFatai Olaniyan, Dr Omede Idris.
Stammer Foundation joins the rest of the world to celebrate the International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD), October 22nd every year.