An Enugu based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Bina Foundation, has enrolled over 200 physically challenged persons to undergo free skill acquisition and vocational training for its 2017 study year.
The students, who were giving orientation into the various departments available at the skill acquisition and vocational centre at the weekend, are to choose between basic computer literacy for the blind and visually impaired, Braille reading and writing, beads and wire works, tailoring/fashion designing/knitting, cosmetology, paint making, beauty salon, among others.
Addressing the new students, the President/Founder of the organisation, Pharmacist Lady Ifeoma Atuegwu stressed that their mission stems from the passion to give hope to the disabled in conquering their disability and fending for themselves, instead of taking to street begging.
She said: “To the new students that are here today, I have good news for you and your families. All our training programmes are offered free of charge. The foundation will give you the best of attention and assistance to succeed in life. Displayed on the arena are products made by our past students. These and more are what you will be trained to produce in the course of your studies.”
On his part, the Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Youth Affairs, Dr Emeka Asogwa, commended the vision of Sir Chris Atuegwu and Lady Ifeoma Atuegwu in establishing the Foundation.