By Albert Akota
ChabadAid Nigeria, an Israel-based Jewish organisation has set to build multi sports stadium for students with special needs at Daughters of charity, Kubwa Abuja under the auspices of it Kings of the world foundation.
While disclosing this during the groundbreaking of the multi sports stadium at the premises of the daughters of charity hope centre for children and young adults with special needs yesterday in Kubwa.
Chief Rabbi of Lagos Rabbi Schneeorsohn, said the children are the beloved of all of the jewish people and the people of Nigeria and the whole world that deserved special attention from everybody.
According to him, leader of the Jewish people goes with social responsibility not only Jews, but to all nations of the world.
“We are commanded by God almighty, the God of Israel, to care, inspire and lead the world at large, with divinity and righteousness” he noted.
He commended Dr. Wilkes, Chairman on the Council for the retarded, Rebbe for consultation with the president of the United states, Rebbe for writing a long letter explaining that he preferred to refrain from the term retarded as well those who gave more energy and talent for the success of the project.
Schneeorsohn reiterated that the groundbreaking will go a long way in ending the stigma, end the discrimination of this special segment in society.
As we know in the Jewish tradition, behind every successful man, stands an even more powerful woman.
This entire project was inspired and initiated by Mrs. Dana Mendelsohn because he was just there to sign the papers.
He further applauded the Chief Rabbi of Nigeria, Rabbi Israel Uzan, Haya for their life’s mission to bring Israel to Nigeria.
And to all the Israeli companies who are here to bring positive change to Nigeria, through their knowledge gained in Jerusalem, the land where King David has reigned.
Also speaking at the event, Chief Rabbi of Nigeria Rabbi Israel Uzan thanked Nigerians and the Daughters of charity, Kubwa for taking good care of the special children added that his target is to impact meaningfully to the life of the young adults with special needs.
Speaking earlier, the team leader of the daughters of charity hope centre for young adults with special needs, Victoria Nwosu thanked the Kings of the world foundation for bringing multi-purpose field project to the school.
She noted that Hope Centre is a place that bring hope and create skills opportunities for children and young adults with special needs because it teachers assist them to acquire skills that will help them to become independent in life and urged ChabadAid Nigeria to assist them with borehole to enable them have enough water during dry season and fencing of the centre as well as renovation of classrooms.
Our correspondent gathered that ChabadAid Nigeria on Tuesday had provided some new facilities for the Hyel Glory Primary School in Karonmajiji community in Abuja.
Chief Rabbi of Lagos, said that the Jewish and Israeli community in Nigeria had the responsibility to support such educational causes across the world.
He said children are the future of the society and they must be empowered through education.
“Nigeria should be expecting much change because our community has special place for development of children, not only for Israelis but also for children in communities here.
“We intend to reach out in Kubwa, Lagos, Port Harcourt or Kano, so Nigerians should expect more positive changes, because we are working with other local and international donor agencies to achieve targets.
“Children are future leaders and therefore investment on them is an everlasting one that can boost human capacity development in the country,” Sternbach said.
The Proprietress of the school, Mrs Kwatsabada Ubah, promised to maintain the upgraded school standard in the community to achieve the targets.
Ubah said the school was established for humanitarian purpose since 2009 with just 3 students, but now it had 300 students.
“As people continue to give birth to children in the community; it is our wish that every child should be educated.
“So, we are going to maintain the school, to enable more children access education; seeing the new look of the school, every child in the community can now be trained,” Ubah said.
ChabadAid and the Israeli community donated a building housing 15 classrooms, newly built playground, art room, kitchen, dining room to the school.