Not less than 115 blind students have received school uniforms in an effort to improve the living and learning experience of Government school for the blind in the FCT.
The Ane Osiobe International Foundation, which distributed the materials, noted that students with special needs should be catered for not only by the Federal Government but also by individuals and groups of good will.
The President of the Group Stephen Osiobe said, “Education or any aspect of life cannot be handled by only the Government; individuals in the society must rise to show love and concern to each other.”
He said the outreach is to let them (blind students) know we care about them and want them to have the best experience in life.
He urged the students to think and dream big as people with similar physical challenges rose above every limitation to become famous and valuable to the society.
In her remarks, Mrs Regina Dung, head of teachers of the school of the blind, said the donated uniforms was needed as most of the blind students are forced to walk around with torn uniforms.
She pleaded with the Federal Government to supply special learning materials to the school as most of the students cannot afford to buy them.
She noted that learning materials for the blind are expensive, whilst pointing out that the school is tuition free.
“A brain machine goes for N300 thousand and each child is supposed to have one. I plead with the Federal Government to at least donate few machines each year to help these children get a good education,” She state