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150 Visually Impaired Persons Empowered With Braille Skills

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Justina Asishana
Justina Asishana
Justina Asishana is a Nigerian from Edo state. She is a data and investigative journalist who also fact-checks. She covers health, agriculture, education and governance

NIGERIA: 150 visually impaired persons have been trained on how to use the Braille to write and read the Holy Quran and other literatures. 

The training was conducted by the Attaawun Islamic Education Fund, Minna in collaboration with Adegbola Hamza Foundation in Oyo state and the Muslim Association of Visually impaired of Nigeria (MAVIN).

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The participants were drawn from Kastina, Kogi, Niger, Kaduna, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 

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The Training


The training which was themed “Visual Impairment not Disability” empowered the participants to be able to use Braille to read and write. 

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While focus was paid to reading the Holy Quran and other literatures, the training also went a long way to build the capacity of the visually impaired in other to discourage them from street begging. 

The Chairman of Attaawun Education foundation, Dr Bashir  Yankuzo urged the participants to make good use of the training and ensure that they practice it when they get back to their homes. 

The Special Assistant to the Niger state Governor on People with Special Needs, Malam Abdulrahman Bida appreciated the organisers of the workshop.

He then charged the participants to blend the knowledge they acquired with some skill so as to become self reliant. 

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