SeniorÂ Women â€˜s mentoring and Empowerment Guild, SEWmEG, has donated vocational materials to visually impaired female students at the Centre for the Blind in Oshodi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
Speaking during the presentation recently, Mrs Lana Olonisakin, SEWmEG Coordinator General said: â€œWe are committed to developingÂ the capacity of those groups ofÂ girls as well as facilitatingÂ economic empowerment for them through special skill training for the blindÂ girls.
â€œIn this regard, we willÂ continue to work in partnership with you. We are very proud of the past and present students of this centre. You will go to higher places because you never once allowed your situation toÂ demoralize you and prevent you from moving forward,” she stated.
Corroborating her statement Mrs Anike Ojo and Rakiya Chinyere, both SEWmEG officials said thatÂ supporting disadvantaged girls and young women to become productive members of their communities by creating opportunities for economic and personal empowerment were part of the SEWmEG vision .
Expressing gratitude to the group, MrÂ Ogunsiji, the principal of the school stated that the items which included two bags of caustic soda for soap making and 30 yards of brocade materials for tye and die would make a great impact on their vocational training.