The Nagari Gender and Disability Right Development Centre has donated educational materials to 40 students of the AbdulRashid Adisa Raji Special School, Sokoto.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the students comprised 30 females and 10 males cutting across all clusters of disabilities in the school.
The Director of the centre, Mrs Aísha Abdullahi, said in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja that the gesture was in commemoration of the 2022 International Day of the Girl-child.
Abdullahi said that the day was celebrated annually to showcase the achievement of girls worldwide.
She said: “’This day also aims to educate girls about their rights, which will enable them to realise their full potential and transform the world around them.
“Most often, they are challenged by environmental and societal factors and these factors have multiplier effects on children with disabilities.
“Education of the girl-child is not considered as important as the male child and as such, the education of the girl-child with disabilities is not prioritised.
“A disable girl child has little support from the family unit, hence the foresight of the organisation to support the girl child with special needs,’’ she said.
Abdullahi said that the girls were not only supported with educational materials, but also celebrated in the classrooms.
“Their perseverance, dedication and hard work are worth celebrating as the stepping stone to achieving inclusion and full integration into the society,” the chairperson said.