Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation donates fund to disabilities, charges FG on inclusive education

Dr, Orji Uzor Kalu

Dissatisfied by 
the educational status of many disabled persons in Nigeria, Orji Uzor Kalu
Foundation has donated cash and educational materials for the building of
school for disabilities in Nigeria.
This is even as the Foundation charges Federal Government
to practice all inclusive education to give the disabilities a sense of
The Chairman of the Foundation , Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu 
made this known recently, during a
  launching event tagged 
‘Fun Night Under Classical Music’ organized by The Royal School of Educational
Therapy Foundation in Abuja .

Represented by the Vice Chairman of Orji Uzor Kalu
  Chief Sam Nkire, Kalu lamented that Nigerians should
be worried over the plight of over 7 million disabled Nigerians who are not
enrolled in schools.
He noted that it is disturbing to read that 95% of the
disabled population are from under privileged homes .
According to him, ” People with disabilities face
societal prejudice and intolerance in the community, institutions and even
amongst their family circle.
He said it is only 
inclusive and purpose-driven education, which to him means education for a
purpose, is the way to go in developing the socio-emotional health,
success and functional skills of people with disabilities.
It can be recalled that Kalu in his days as Abia State
Governor engaged in
  poverty eradication package and social improvement
programmes which included free services for schools and students. These were
provided through
  introduction of tuition-free education in both
primary and secondary schools, distribution of free computer sets, textbooks,
mathematical sets amongst others and the renovation of over 800 schools.
Kalu urged the Federal Government to do whatever it
can to promote quality and inclusive education for the children, especially
those who have challenges.
Kalu who was also the Chairman of the occasion, in his
closing remark commended
  the organizers and
Founder of The Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation,Dr. Princess
Badewa T. Adejugbe-Williams. He complimented their efforts and said the idea
sourcing fund to build school for disabilities is
impressive initiative.


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