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 Abled 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 greatness to be self-actualized citizens in the society. It was an occasion to make them realize that people do care about them to inspire them to the fulfilment of their dreams.
TemmieAmodu, 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 self-actualization for them. “The EMN Differently Abled Meet and Greet is to uplift the plight of the differently abled to live to their full potentials because we do care for them. They are abled 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 seize the occasion to entertain themselves and the crowd. Amongst them are Abednego Norris, the first Blind African Rapper and multitalented 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 EjiroSharon, an Ex-Pacellianalso used the occasion to express 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.
Funfair and party was also organized for the students and some differently abled personalities were invited to anchor and talk to them which all created an atmosphere of upliftment, 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.
FunmiIlori, Founder of iRead Network Africa and educational psychologist and social entrepreneur was present to give an inspiring speech.
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