Best Buddies programs sits on four key mission pillars, however Best buddies Nigeria is focused on two at the moment, which includes ; One-to-one friendship and leadership development.
One-to one friendship
Best Buddies Friendship Programs encourages and attempts to establish one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social and other forms of mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy. This makes the possibility of a normal life even the more realistic for them. This program involves you doing the following:
* Hang out twice a month.
* Talk once a week (Text, phone, email).
* Join chapter activities.
* Value your friendship.
Best Buddies Nigeria Leadership Development programs educates and empower people with IDD to become leaders, entrepreneurs, public speakers etc. The program also offers employability workshops and trainings for those who might explore the labor market for viable jobs. Best Buddies passionately believes that its program participants can lead the effort within their community and beyond to build a more inclusive world for people with IDD. We also believe in the ability of IDDs to create a world of impact and career success for themselves hence becoming examples to others.