Going by the mandate of inclusive education for all, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Persons With Disabilities, Dr. James David Lalu has embarked on an inspection tour of the Transitional Learning Center at WASSA Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Federal Capital Territory, today 5th February, 2024.
Addressing the children at the center, the Executive Secretary encouraged them to be responsible and respectful to the school authority as well as paying attention to their teachers in order to be part of the greater tomorrow.
The Executive Secretary also seized the occasion to appreciate “Maple Leaf Early Years Foundation” for taking the initiative to set up the Learning Center for inclusive education.
The Commission helmsman then pledged to reconstruct the temporal ramps around the school premises to the standard and widely accepted ones for seamless access for Persons with Disabilities.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman, WASSA IDP camp, Geoffrey Bitrus highlighted the challenges that the displaced persons face daily. He disclosed that food has become a very scarce reality within the camp and called on the Federal government of Nigerian to come to their rescue.
Also at the event was the Executive Director, Maple Leaf Years Foundation, Mrs Ifedinma Nwigwe who expressed a profound gratitude to the leadership of the Commission for deeming it necessary to visit the Transitional Learning Center where internally Displaced children are being mentored.
According to her, the organization is working closely with the National Commission for Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons in order to bring succour to the distressed.
Nwigwe equally used the medium to inform the Commission’s Boss of the European Project’s Awards for inclusion which will be held in Vienna, Austria on the 21 of February, this year, where the Maple Leaf Early Years Foundation will be honored with an Award.
However, the camp in Wassa is one of the largest in FCT with a population of 7,000 Persons.