The Arabella Empowerment Initiative in an intervention program theme WE ARE YOUR EYES the program held at the FCT School for the Blind Children. The NGO donated some relief materials like food items, bags of rice, drinks, sport materials, bedsheets, first aids medicines, toiletries, provisions and the sum of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000) to support the school.
The Founder of the initiative, Mr. Livinus Chibuike Victor said the organization has a mandate to reach out to the vulnerable in the society. According to him, the initiative was set up to cater for the needy in the society.
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“This month we’ll be having a programme in Nasarawa where we want to give an entire school a scholarship of about fifty people. We also cater for refugees, the internally displaced persons, women and youth empowerment in Nigeria.
We also fight for the rights of the refugees in the country. These are some of the things we stand for. We also do a lot about drug abuse and human trafficking as well. We are open for funding because we are very transparent”.
The country director, Arabella Empowerment Initiative, Ocholi Samson, speaking after the empowerment programme, said, “In a society where disabled people are neglected, the masses are suppose to be the eyes of the blinds. “We’re here today to help the needy people because one of our objectives is to help the people living with disability. That is one of our core mandates as an organization. So, we’re here to do what we’re created for. Having given them a cheque, we also intend to adopt two students. We’re giving scholarship and henceforth, we’re going to cater for their education.
Speaking on the primary purpose of Arabella Empowerment Initiative, he said the initiative was created to put smiles on peoples’ faces so, some of our objectives are to empower the youths and women. “We also do a lot about girl child, ensuring assess to education for all.
“One of the coordinators of the initiative, Mr Julius Bala Adamu said the organization has a lot to do to better the lots of the people, especially the less privilege in the society”.
“One of our mandates is to let people living with disability know that they are also very important in the society. i.e to make them feel loved and cherished”.
According to him, the is from the little the initiative can gather. He therefore, called on the government to give financial aids to the organization to enable it carry out its philanthropic works. He said there are still line up of programmes at different places which are all aimed at helping the less privilege in the society.
The Head Teacher, FCT School for the Blind, Mrs. Rose Ogande on behalf of the school expressed appreciation for the donations and for raising the hopes of the blind children.
Ogande said every blind child is a potential professional and there is the need to bring the abilities in every disabled child instead of discrimination.