The Kano State government will provide braille machines for blind students and other learning materials for students with other forms of disability as part of efforts to educate physically challenged persons in the state.
This was disclosed by the Director, Child Development in the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Hajiya Hafsat Kawu, at an event to mark the Day of African Child organized by Radio Kano in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Hajiya Hafsat stated that this year’s event with theme, “Protection of children with disability” focuses on ways to improve the life of children with disability. The director added that since 1996, the Day of the African Child has been celebrated annually.
She further stated that in its efforts to improve the lives of people with disability, the state government will distribute braille machines and other learning materials to the special learning center at Tudun Maliki.
Delivering a paper at the event, chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kano chapter, Barrister Maryam Ahmed Sabo, who represented by Barrister Mustapha Idris, said the African child deserves more than what he or she is being given at the moment.