Foundation Donates Sanitary Kits to Students With Disability in Gombe

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Muhsal Disabled Support Foundation, in collaboration with Advocacy Centre for Development (AC4D), on Friday donated sanitary kits, books and other materials to female students of the Centre for Special Education, Gombe State

Mr Muhammad Abubakar, Chief Executive Officer of Muhsal Disabled Support Foundation, said the donation was also supported by Crystal Justice Initiative for Legal Advancement and Motherhen Development Foundation.

He said the donation was part of the NGOs’ activities to mark the 2024 International Women’s Day.

Abubakar explained that the choice of the school was based on the theme of this year’s commemoration, “Inspire Inclusion.”

He said it was necessary to reach out to the students and support them with items that would aid their education.

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He urged stakeholders to always support people with disability towards ensuring their inclusion in terms of access to education and other social amenities that would make life more meaningful to them.

On his part, Mr Ibrahim Yusuf, the team leader, AC4D, said the Centre was at the school partly to raise awareness on the poor state of the school and the need for it to be included for intervention.

Yusuf said the school needed urgent intervention in view of the dilapidated state of its facilities as well as the impact of erosion on the school.

“I am making an appeal to the state government and all stakeholders for this school to be reached for intervention quickly.

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“The students here are not comfortable and the environment is not conducive enough for learning.

“These students are part of the society and if we don’t include them in our plan so that they too can enjoy what others are enjoying, they will feel marginalised. They have a lot of potential and if they are well cared for, they would in the future contribute to national development. For the country to develop well, we need the inputs of everyone, hence the need for all stakeholders to care for these students for balanced development,” he said.

While appreciating the NGOs for the donation, Mr Muhammad Lawal, the principal of the school, said such intervention would send the message of love and inclusion to the students.

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Lawal called on other stakeholders to emulate the gesture while praying to God to reward their kind deeds.

He urged the students to see the donation as reason to work harder and dedicate their time to studying their books, “so that you too can realise your dreams and become great in the future.”

The items donated included sanitary pads, pants, blankets, mats, books, hypos, pencils, soaps, amongst others.

 

 

 

 

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