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Island Club donates to blind school, SOS Village


Chairman, Welfare Sub-Committee, Island Club, Prince Kola Abumere (left); chairman, Island Club, Banji Oladapo; chairman, Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind, Asiwaju Fola Osibo; member of the club, Chief Sikiru Adeniji and member, Island Club, Fatai Ademola, during the presentation. PHOTO: ISAAC TAIWO

The Island Club, Onikan, Lagos as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has visited the School for the Blind, Oshodi and SOS Children Village, Isolo, where they donated cheques to the authorities of both institutions.

Led by the chairman of the club, Banji Oladapo, the team, which included Chief Sikiru Adeniji, chairman, Welfare Sub-Committee; Prince Kola Abumere, Fatai Ademola and Chief Siji Olowosuko, was received at the School for the Blind by the chairman, Executive Council of Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind, Asiwaju Fola Osibo.

Osibo, who said the school was established in 1955, disclosed that more than 3,000 students of different vocations and professions had been trained and churned out.

“We train them in various subjects to be self-sufficient. We also have boarding facility. They do not depend on anybody when they pass out because the training we give them will enable them to stand on their own.

“There is what we call ‘daily living skill’, whereby they wake up in the morning, tidy up their bed, go to the bath room, clean up, iron their dresses, dress up, and cook without any assistance. We also train them on computers and music and it is interesting to know that we have fantastic and beautiful facility to train in music with one of the best studios in Lagos,” he said.

Oladapo, in his response, congratulated Osibo for the conducive environment provided for the blind and appealed to the government to support the school by not only including them in the budget but ensure the budget keeps on increasing on regular basis. He also called on well meaning Nigerians to support the school.

At S.O.S. Village, Isolo, the club was welcomed by the National Store Coordinator, S.O..S. Village, Lawrence Amegbu and other school officials.

Oladapo disclosed the purpose of the visit, which centered on coming to render assistance to the school. “We support those that are less privileged in the society and this is the reason we are here to support you.”

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