Reference to our previous article tagged “Perseverance key strength of youths” it was categorically emphasized that “If youth don’t persevere you can’t stay afloat in life, career and in service for this long because events will unfold that will annoy you and you may choose to resign from your career. But the secret is to persevere and look at the brighter side of the big picture where the light reflects. If you continue to be diligent, you will become adept at what you do and more opportunities will come your way.”
In life when a very disadvantage children struggled and exhibits determination to live an impact life full of smiles, achievement, dreams and aspiration not to be limited by circumstances and fate in achieving their goals.
Humane people and society were moved by the plight of the blind student’s determination and perseverance to learn and acquire knowledge that would better their lives in the society rather than succumb to street begging.
The arrival of help and succor came the way of visually impaired students of Mbaise Secondary School, Imo State, Nigeria as they smiled home with varying gift items, courtesy of an all female philanthropic organization, Unique Friends Circle.
This is a group of wives of professional medical practitioners in Imo State, pays the blind students courtesy visit and gave salutary packages, including but not limited to food items like rice, beverages and other relevant needs of visually impaired students.
The group President, Mrs. Rita Akakwam, disclosed to the students that their visitation was aimed at “putting smiles on the faces of these unfortunate children with visual impairment”.
That “we exhaustively discussed the peculiar problems facing these class of students, particularly those preparing for external examinations and decided to tackle some of the problems”.
The Mbaise blind students were advised and further urged to be determined, stoutly resist the temptation of surrendering to their fate.
The college Principal, Mrs. Joyce Anyanwu, also saluted the group Unique Friends Circle, the women for setting the pace in providing welfare packages for the visually challenged students in her school and urged other individuals, organizations to learn to give back to society and help the vulnerable children in the society.
The Mbaise blind students were happy for the hospitality shown to them because they were in various classes, including the examination classes and appealed to other humanitarian organizations to follow the footsteps of Unique Friendship Circle.
The effort of Mr. Simon Ojinere, teacher in charge of the blind students was appreciated for the zeal demonstrated to teach the students.
Mr. Simon Ojinere disclosed that the school has achieved great result because “some of the ex-students of the school are presently studying in various universities in Nigeria”.
Mr. Simon Ojinere further disclosed that although he has retired from service, he felt the need to keep helping the blind students, free of charge, since government of Nigeria was yet to send another teacher to replace him in teaching the blind students in the college.
The government fails to provide teachers to teach these blind students, participants could not hold back their tears in rebuking the government for failure to cater for the vulnerable in the society.
At concluding section, Master Nkemakolam Ihenacho, a beneficiary gave a vote of thanks and closing prayer of a soul-touching, heart beating of thought ‘how I wish I can give more! How I wish government can come to their aid without delay! How I wish other well-meaning individuals, corporate organizations will give a helping hand to the blind students!!!
Tears however rolled down the cheeks of the women at the college.
In suffice the Mbaise blind students were dogma and focus with their studies.