An NGO, the Beautiful Gate Handicapped Peoples Centre, has donated foodstuff to the school of the deaf in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.
Mr Ayuba Gufwan, Executive Director of the NGO, who presented the items to the school on Friday in Bassa, said that the gesture was aimed at giving succour to the students.
Gufwan also said that the donation would enable the students feed well and be fit enough to concentrate on their studies.
He pledged regular support to the school saying, he had them in his heart and would want the institution to function effectively.
“We brought these few items to support the management of the school in ensuring that these students feed well
“I wish to challenge the students, while accepting their predicament in good faith, to develop a positive response at all times.
“It is not bad that you cannot speak or hear, it only gets bad if you fail to develop the right attitude towards your condition,” Gufwan stated.
He thanked all those who often partner with the centre to render the assistance, and called on spirited individuals and groups to support the institution in giving those with special needs the desired attention
Gufwan commended the school over it’s excellent performance in the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), and urged them to maintain the tempo.
He advised the students not to be deterred by their condition, but remain committed and focused toward achieving their set goals in life.
“Do not be devastated or depressed by your condition, but be focussed and put your innate potentials into use for the betterment of the society.
“Disability is a challenge waiting to be overcomed; there is ability in disability, so you must be ready to overcome this challenge,” he advised.
Receiving the items, Mrs Mary Jambaleng, Vice Principal of the school, thanked the donor for the gesture.
Jambaleng, who also decried the decaying state of infrastructure at the school, called on government and spirited individuals to come to their aid.
She promised to utilise the items donated, and to ensure that the students were properly fed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the items donated include; bags of maize, beans, garri, rice, millet, gallons of palm oil, among others. (NAN)