Church donates laptops to visually impaired students
Nigerians have been urged to support the less privileged and ensure that nobody is denied the opportunity to have quality education because of his/her disabilities.
This charge came from the Pastor of Victory House Parish of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Bariga, Lagos, Ayodeji Balogun, while making a donation of laptops to 25 students of the Bethesda Home Of The Blind, Lagos.
At the ceremony, the initiator of the project, Pastor Balogun, who is also a lawyer and a judge, explained that the students would have lost opportunity to go to university without the laptops, as they are a fundamental requirement for their enrollment.
He said: “It is our hope that each person who is visually-impaired may experience the information age in a positive and productive manner. We believe technology opens new worlds and creates an opportunity for greater personal freedom. It is our belief that we have empowered them to further their education and have a much brighter future.”
While urging the public to support the blind in the society, Balogun said the church, through its CSR unit, has committed to giving succour in areas of health, education, feeding, social enterprise, rehabilitation and prisons, and has been involved in donating and installing world-class facilities for mankind’s benefit.
The Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade said the gesture would help the students to better themselves and make a lifetime difference in their lives.
The founder of Bethesda Home of The Blind, Mrs. Chioma Ohakwe said: “We are overwhelmed because a blind person going to any higher institution without a laptop is like a child going to school without pencil. So, we are very happy and pray to God to reward the Parish abundantly. The school’s mission is to bring up visually-impaired young boys and girls to showcase the abilities in them.”
Adeniran Temitope Joseph, a University of Lagos student, who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries said: “The donation will make an immeasurable difference to our education. We want to thank the church for helping to transform our lives.”
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