NGO solicits support for physically challenged persons

She made the call during a tour of  centres for the disabled in the Federal Capital Territory and its suburbs.
She charged other NGOs to come together and help the physically challenged and the less privileged in the society, adding that  their assistance would help in meeting the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan in the sector.
According to her, humanitarian services are among the first things God wants humans to do. Doing this will reduce envy, criminal activities and other social vices in the society.
“If we all take some time to be with this special children, it will give them some sense of belonging and make them have hope for the future. I brought all these NGOs here today to talk to ourselves on how we can contribute to the upliftment of the disabled persons, since government alone cannot do everything,” she said.
The minister’s wife presented gift items, including rice, toiletries, garri, beans and cash to the disabled homes on behalf of the NGOs.
Mohammed said the only way to success in life was through hard work, and therefore charged the children to take their studies seriously.
The Director, Gender Development, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Hajiya Amina Abubakar, said the centre needed more funds to meet up with their challenges.
Abubakar called for the partnership of corporate organisations for the physically challenged as part of their social responsibility. A the Abuja School for the Deaf, the Head Teacher Mr. Onboja Edache, solicited for more support from other foundation, individuals and corporate organisations in the provision of hostel accommodation.
Other challenges begging for attention, Edache said, included skill acquisition centres, staff quarters, and renovation of the classrooms.
He also listed the lack of a multipurpose hall and provision of furniture for the staff room as part of the challenges facing the school.
The minister’s wife and the entourage also visited Abuja Unity Children Home in Gwagwalada, School for the Handicapped in Kuje, Karu Children’s Home and School for the Blind in Jabi.


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