Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation donates to persons with disabilities


Dissatisfied by  the educational status of many disabled persons in Nigeria, Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation had donated cash and educational materials for the building of school for persons with disabilities in Nigeria.
This is even as the Foundation charges Federal Government to practice all inclusive education to give the disabilities a sense of belonging.
The Chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu  spoke during a  launch 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 Foundation,  Chief Sam Nkire, Kalu lamented that Nigerians should be worried over the plight of over seven million disabled Nigerians who are not enrolled in schools. He noted that it is disturbing to read that 95 per cent of the disabled population are from under privileged homes.
“People with disabilities face societal prejudice and intolerance in the community, institutions and even amongst their family circle.”
He said 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, academic success and functional skills of people with disabilities.
As Abia State governor, Kalu 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, who was also the Chairman of the occasion, in his closing remark commended  the organisers and founder of The Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation, Dr. Princess Badewa T. Adejugbe-Williams.
He complimented their efforts and said the idea  of sourcing fund to build school for disabilities is  an impressive initiative.