From Maurice Okafor, Enugu
In its continuous commitment to train people with special needs on various skills, an Enugu-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Bina Foundation, has admitted 100 new students for its 2020 academic session.
Founder/President of the Foundation, Lady (Pharm) Ifeoma Atuegwu, stated this during an orientation programme for the new students held at the premises of the organisation in Thinkers Corner of Enugu.
Atuegwu said the “objective is to make people with special needs financially independent and functionally relevant in society. We achieve this through free medical and charitable services as well as free skills acquisition training in our training centres.
“And also in our resource and recreational centre for the blind and visually impaired. The centre has positively touched thousands of lives since inception. Bina Foundation stands for” Love and service to people with special needs.”
She stressed that the organisation would continue to run courses on Basic Computer Literacy for the blind, Braille Reading and Writing, Independent Living Skills, Catering and Fast Food, Beads and Wire Works, Shoe and Bag Making, Cosmetics and Paint Making, Sign Language Class for the Deaf and Mute, among others.
“This year we decided to include makeup artistry, Tying of Head Scarf, Waterproof Making, Hat/Cap Making. Our catering department has expanded their courses to include more local delicacies that can be commercialized,”.Lady Atuegwu added.
Speaking on the development, Enugu State Commissioner for Gender Affairs, Mrs Peace Nnaji, represented by Mr Anthony Agu of Rehabilitation Centre, Emene, commended Bina Foundation for its numerous efforts in rehabilitating people with special needs and thereafter assisting them with logistics to stand on their own.
The commissioner assured that the state government would continue to provide an enabling environment to enhance smooth operations of the Foundation.
The AUTHORITY reports that the event witnessed the presence of Sir Chris Atuegwu, Managing Director of Michelle Laboratories Ltd, who is also Chairman, Board of Directors of Bina Foundation; Chiedozie Atuegwu,General Manager, Michelle Laboratories, Hon Amobi Chikwendu, President Para-Athletic Federation of Nigeria, among other dignitaries.