A non-governmental organisation, Florence Modupe Foundation (FMF), has donated educational and food materials to visually-impaired pupils at the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind in Oshodi, Lagos state.
Speaking at the event held recently at the Centre in Lagos, Bukola
Abitoye, the founder of the foundation, said the programme is aimed at donating funds towards special projects in the school, as part of the foundation’s activities towards orphanages and the people living with a disability.
“We have come to support the special children here. We have come with writing materials, food items, and we are also donating towards the campaign against discrimination. We don’t want anyone to discriminate against these people. They are part of us. We want to identify with them and work with them to live a better life.
“This is not just a one-off visit. We want to partner with them. We want to walk along the journey and support them from time to time. We will identify their needs and see where we can come in,” Abitoye said.
She expressed hope that the foundation will continue to develop children and women in society.
While expressing appreciation, Mrs Izegbua Amusu, Chairman of the Board of Governance of the training centre, said the gift means so much for the society.
“We excited, grateful for the gift from the foundation. It will go along way in helping the needy at the centre.”
She said the centre live on charity from the goodwill of Nigerians keep the centre going. “Lagos state has been really good in terms of subvention and other assistance so far.”
Mrs Amusu urged other well-meaning Nigerians and philanthropists to look in the direction of the vocational centre, and help the visually-impaired people.
The foundation also donated N450,000 for roadshow sponsorship to bring more visually-impaired people into the institution and build awareness against discrimination of people with disabilities.
Other items donated include materials for soap making, musical instruments, 500 pieces of exercise books, and five bags of rice.”