A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Kpakpando Foundation, on Sunday celebrated the 2021 Valentine day with 70 women living with disabilities in villages located outside Abuja.
The foundation believes in the ingenuity of Persons Living with Disabilities, and works with them to acquire educational skills and resources necessary to build self-sufficient purposeful lives.
Items distributed by the foundation to the women included food items, snacks and cash.
Sen. Osita Izunaso, founder of the NGO, in a speech at the “All Inclusive Valentine Day Party” held in Abuja, said the foundation decided to celebrate the day with women as the world “cannot do without the female gender”.
She said that the NGO played a key role in ensuring that President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Disability Bill and also the inauguration of a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
John-Oseh said that the foundation had also played a key role in ensuring that people with disabilities had access to education, especially to those who could not afford it or those that dropped out of schools.
Miss Zeichigu Henshi, one of the disabled women from Kwali Area Council, commended the foundation for celebrating the valentine with them. She said that the foundation had put smiles on their faces in respective of their status.