Group donate food, water to physically challenged students in Enugu

An Association called Global Ladies (EGL), Enugu branch, has donated food, water and
toiletries to students of Enugu Rehab Centre.

The group, in its maiden visit to the centre on Tuesday in Enugu, provided the centre with a tanker load of water, sachet
bags of water, food, bread and tissue paper.

The President of the group, Enugu chapter, Dr Ngozi Nwekwo, said the visit to the centre was to show children with disabilities
that the group cares about them.

She said “we are here to encourage and show them love and assure them that nothing is missing in spite their conditions.

“When we entered here, we saw most of them same age with our children on wheelchairs but our own children are in school.”

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The EGL president pledged the association’s readiness to frequently visit the centre to support them, saying “we got to know
that they were faced with the challenge of water and decided to give them out of our widow’s mite.

“We provided them cooked food, bread, bags of sachet water, tanker load of water.”

She urged well-meaning Nigerians to help the underprivileged in the society, especially students at rehab centres, saying
“you can imagine them going to fetch water from the stream with wheelchairs due to the water scarcity and sometimes
they will stay for days without taking a bath.

“If good people of Enugu State and other Nigerians can help them by providing borehole, it will reduce their plight.”

In a special remark, the group’s Director of Events and Planning, Mrs Florence Ifeanyi-Aneke, advised them to take
their studies seriously and urged women among them to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

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She educated them about the Disability Law of Enugu and called on them to ensure that no one denied them of their rights.

She said “you all should not relent in your careers pursuit and for the women among you, I want you to know that a lot
of women with disability are married with children. So, don’t lose hope.”

Responding, the Director, Social Welfare and Principal of the centre, Mr Anthony Ezejiugo, thanked the group for the visit, saying “I feel
delighted and thank you for your immense contributions to the welfare of the institution.

“This your maiden visit is first of its kind and we pray for more support and collaboration.”

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He lauded Gov. Peter Mbah for providing the needs of the centre, saying “you can see they are full of life and well taken care of
all to the glory of the present government of Enugu State.

“Right now, we have 40 students and they would have been more but the present economic realities did not allow parents
to bring their children with disability here.

“They acquire skills such as shoe making, carpentry, tailoring, fashion and designing and computer programming and every
services we provided here is free and borne by the Enugu State Government.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that EGL is an association whose mission is to develop Enugu, as well as human
capacity with its headquarter in Washington DC with members drawn from all spheres of life. (NAN)

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