In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Event Industry Nigeria (EIN) in collaboration with Event Market Nigeria (EMN) recently supported the differently abled in the society by organizing a charity event tagged Differently Able Meet and Greet for Pacelli School for the Blind and partially sighted children, Surulere, Lagos.
The event was a platform to encourage and support the blind children and inspire them to be self-actualized citizens in the society. It was an occasion to make them realize that people do care about them and inspire them to the fulfillment of their dreams.
Temmie Amodu, Event Convener of Event Market Nigeria said that the visit to Pacelli School for the blind is to uplift the plight of the differently abled and create a platform of expression and also encourage them. “The EMN Differently Abled Meet and Greet is to uplift the plight of the differently able to live to their full potentials. They are able members of the society and should be encouraged,” he said.
He further encouraged the students to keep alive their dreams and cling to their passion in order to live a fulfilled life.
It was an atmosphere of fun as differently abled talents entertained themselves and the crowd. Among them are Abednego Norris, the first Blind African Rapper and multi talented artist who anchored the event and proved without doubt that sight impediment does not deter one from showcasing humor and wits. Kelly Blind of Wazobia FM was full of nuggets and jokes to inspire the children to greatness while sharing his life experiences.
Miss Ejiro Sharon, an Ex-Pacellian also expressed how she chases her dreams and explained how she strives to achieve all her goals. “Being differently abled cannot deter me from chasing my dreams as I believe we all have different goals to achieve, whether being physically challenged or not. So I will chase my dreams with all I have got. I am looking forward to becoming the first blind Ambassador to the United Nations,” she revealed.,and party was also organized for the students and some differently abled personalities were invited to anchor and talk to them which created an atmosphere of encouragement, learning and excitement.
Sister Jane, Principal, Pacelli School for the Blind lauded Event Market Nigeria for deeming it fit to visit the school to support the differently abled kids.
“On behalf of our students and the school, we say thank you for supporting the aspirations of the children,” she said.
Various event vendors were present to show their support and spice up the occasion. “Son of Man,” an upcoming comedian and alumni of the school, currently studying at Kings college, Lagos also performed on stage, with other students showcasing their talents in comedy, dance and playing the talking drum.
Funmi Ilori, Founder of iRead Network Africa and educational psychologist and social entrepreneur was present to give an inspiring speech.
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This event got me really emotional ,i couldn’t hold the tears the joy on the faces of the children brought to my eyes,please find time out to visit the pacelli schools in surulere.
If you have been to the pacelli school for the blind and partially sighted or any other differently abled school kindly share your experience with us.Thank you.