The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Cathedral Church of the Advent (Anglican Communion), Gwarinpa , Abuja, at the weekend donated 10 typewriters worth N250,000 to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) School for the Blind.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visit and donation were organised as part of the activities marking the 6th anniversary of the chapter.
Led by the President of the chapter, Mrs Ngozi Okaro, the group fellowshipped with the principal, some teachers and pupils of the school numbering about 125 in praise, worship songs and prayers.
Speaking, Okaro told the pupils that in spite of their challenge, God’s purpose for their lives would be accomplished.
She admonished them to reverence God and trust Him for His word, reminding them that they were made in the image and likeness of God.
Other members of the association, who also spoke, urged them not to see the physical challenge as an impediment to their achieving their ambition and fulfilling their destinies.
The pupils were also reminded that many people in such conditions had achieved international recognition through diligence in their studies and hard work.
Responding, the Principal of the school, Mrs Anne Ekandem, thanked the association for the kind gesture, saying that the name of the association would feature in the history of the school.
Ekandem identified inadequate educational materials as the major challenge of the school, saying that due to the limitation, the students were taught in batches.
“I want to thank you for the visit and the learning materials you have given to us. You did not just promise but you have brought it to us physically; your name will go down in the annals of history of the school.
“By your donation, you have added to our stock because this equipment is in short supply and because of this we teach the pupils in batches.’’
According to her, the pupils are taught Braille reading and writing to enable them to communicate as well as typewriting.
The principal, however, said that in spite of the challenge, the school was making the desired progress since its relocation to the present site seven years ago. (NAN)