By Elizabeth Uwandu & Chiebuka Enwere
A person who is blind never knows his hidden ability until encouraged.
This was the belief behind Queen’s College Old Girls, Class of ’79 forum for the visually-impaired on the theme Ability Beyond Disability: A Different Ability, to commemorate the Awareness Week of the National Association of the Blind.
The event, also saw the commissioning of a resource room for the visually impaired, christened Rebecca’s Room, and award presentation.
The President, QCOG, Class of ’79, Mrs Dayo Jalekun, said: “This commissioning is in memory of our visually impaired classmate, Rebecca Adeniji (nee Akintaro) who died in 1999 on her way from Jos, on official duty for the nation.”
Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs Folashade Raji an alumnus of QC, described the event as a remarkable one.
as it complements the efforts of Lagos State Government towards Persons with Disability, to live life to the fullest.
The guest, Ms Mojisola Akintaro, Director, Ministry of Women Affairs and Development, in her keynote address, described disability as part of man’s survival in life, saying despite the challenges of living with disabilities, they have remained resolute and resilient to conquer and dominate their environment.