History was made in Friends Of The Disabled (FOTD) Centre on the 4th of September, when Miss Black Britain Visited FOTD Vocational Skill Centre as part of her activities in Nigeria during her visit.She was greeted with a special dance from the hearing and speech impaired females. After going round the sections, she was convienced that impairment is not a disability except where and when the appropriate intervention is not given by the family and the society at large.She had the opportunity to take away gifts,the products from the Tailoring and Bead Sections as evidence of their resourcefullness.She also was given a Plaque for remembrance and continuity of relationship. (See photo gallary)
We thank Globalgiving for considering her coming to us worthwhile. Also Researchers from the Global Fund For Children (GFC) from Washington DC, came to FOTD Centre from the 27th -29th of July 2009 to see the Vocational Skill Training for their GFC Research
Program.Their report is still expected
The training of 45 students by MTN Foundation has taken off.All the Equipment and Tools are completed. We THANK MTN FOUNDATION FOR THIS huge Investiment towards the recovery of the disabled youths.
We commend our numerous Donors for their support that has led us this far and to say that it is not over until it is over.We are determined to achieve our aims and objectives for this project. The skills acquired by our trainees and their products now show that they are ready for integration into the mainstream of the society.
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