By Cleopatra Eki
Lions Clubs International 404B2 Nigeria recently organised a dinner night with the visually impaired at the Federal Nigeria Society for Blind in Oshodi Lagos.
District Governor, Lion Kayode Oshinuga disclosed that the gesture comes as part of efforts to reach out to the needy in the society, and the visually impaired are part of these group of people whom he says need the love and support of everyone around them.
There were other related Lions Clubs units who also sponsored the event at Gold and Silver levels. According to him, the Clubs have pledged and committed to the visual projects including supporting the students at the forthcoming inter-house sports in April.
Appreciating the kind gesture of the Lions Club, Mr Oluwamayowa Oke, Executive Director, Federal Nigeria Society urged the members of the public and others to patronize and buy some of the vocational items made by the the blind tudents. According to him, Federal Nigeria Society for Blind is a center that empowers the blinds . They are taught different vocational skills such as the use of Braille and digital skills to integrate them into the society.
Oke appealed to all individuals as well as corporate organizations to support the blind society. The highpoint of the event featured a session where the sighted persons covered their eyes with white hand kerchief through out while eating at the dinner setting.
The exercise enabled them to appreciate the plights of blind persons over the years. The students and community had fun dancing and eating and interacting with members of the club while the golden voices of the Federal Nigeria Society for Blind thrilled the audience as Moses Michael gave a beautiful musical performance.