Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: NGO Empowers Disabled Persons in Villages

A non-governmental organization, Hezidoc Foundation yesterday donated grinding machines to 10 physically challenged persons at Jikwoyi, Kpeyegyi and Kurudu villages of the FCT.

Presenting the items, the organization's coordinator, Mrs. Bosede Adebimpe Awesu, said the organization is one of the 20 NGOs recently trained by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development on skills acquisition.

He said the ministry also received empowerment materials for persons with disabilities.

According to her, the empowerment materials are meant to improve the lives of the beneficiaries, adding that the grinding machines do not require long period of training and will generate income for them.

She enjoined the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items and assured that the NGO will continue to monitor them from time to time to assess their progress.

Chief Afabwaje Joseph Dakwoyi of Kpeyegyi village thanked the NGO for considering his village as one of the benefiting communities and promised to personally monitor the beneficiaries from his village in order to ensure that the items are properly used and the aims of the empowerment training achieved.

At Kurudu, chief of the village, represented by the Madaki, Mr. Pius Egwe and Egwe Jezhi Auta, commended the government and wished the process would continue.

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