Blind society marks Diamond anniversary, seeks more support
THE Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB) has announced its intention to raise N50 million for the refurbishment of infrastructure at the Vocational Training Centre in Oshodi.
Executive chairman, Mrs. Biola Agbaje, made this known at a press briefing to mark the 60th Diamond Anniversary of the society.
Agbaje stated that the society has been working tremendously to train and give hope to the visually handicapped adolescents and adults in Nigeria, “because these are a class of people who through some unfortunate circumstances go blind later in life and therefore need rehabilitation.”
Agbaje said the centre has trained over 2,000 blind men and woman and assisted them to acquire skills in Braille writing and reading, typewriting, handcraft, computer operation, mobility skills and various crafts necessary for job placement in any industry or for self-employment.
She also commended the contribution of Governor Babatunde Fashola for the completion of the new workshop building and scholarship to all students in the vocational centre. The governor has also embarked on the construction of additional hostel facility for the students, which will increase bed spaces from the current 60 to 120.
Agbaje further advised parents with visually handicapped children to bring them to the vocational training centre to acquire adequate knowledge and skills to create a brighter future for them.