For its huge impact on the deaf community, parents and stakeholders recently joined Wesley School for Hearing Impaired children to celebrate her 60th anniversary.
Principal of Wesley School 1, Mrs. Elizabeth Oluwayemisi Popoola, acknowledged donors and partners, for supporting the school to achieve its goals.
At the event, themed: “Sixty years of God’s faithfulness,” held in Surulere, Lagos, said the school has diligently served the deaf community for six decades, and has achieved so much within the period of its diamond jubilee.
“It has been a meaningful journey for Wesley Schools for the hearing impaired since its establishment.
Despite the successes recorded, Popoola identified perennial flooding, inability of parents to communicate with their wards and negative attitude of the community towards affected children as some of the challenges confronting them.
In her remarks, Principal Wesley School 2, Mrs. Elizabeth Aderonke Ojemola, said the schools provide high quality education for deaf childcare in a safe, conducive and inclusive learning environment to prepare them for an inclusive world where they can thrive regardless of their disability.
Apart from helping affected children develop their potentials through the use of universal design learning and innovative special education practices to drive growth and development for productivity, Ojemola said one of their goals is to raise deaf children who can positively contribute to the development of their immediate community, state and nation at large.
As trained special educators, Ojemola said their primary responsibility is to train hearing impaired children on how to interact with others, while appealing to the society to also teach children without disabilities how to interact with those affected and accept them without stigmatization.
Some of the recipients include Founder, You matter to us foundation, Omolara Ajetunmobi, Chairman, Parents association, Wesley school 1, Allwell Nwachukwu and Chairman, Parents Forum Wesley school 2, Alhaji Sulaimon Odaranile, among others.