Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association Celebrates NAF At 55 With Special Needs Children
The Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA), 30 April 2019, took the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 55th Anniversary Celebration to the Federal Capital Territory School for the Handicapped in Kuje, Abuja. During the visit, 20 wheelchairs and 20 crutches were donated to the school. In addition, 80 beds and mattresses along with appropriate beddings were provided for the students. The NAFOWA Team also donated toiletries and food items, as well as medical supplies and medications to enhance the functioning of the School’s Sick bay.
In her remarks, the NAFOWA National President, Hajiya Hafsat Abubakar, reiterated the commitment of the Association towards executing programmes and undertaking activities that would positively impact the lives of the less privileged. She stated that the major purpose for setting up the Association was to render humanitarian services to people in need and remarked that this particular gesture was embarked upon to mark NAF’s 55th Anniversary Celebration which ended yesterday, 29 April 2019. Hajiya Abubakar implored the school authority to make good use of the items donated.
While receiving the items, the Head of the School, Hajia Musili Yusuf, expressed her profound gratitude to NAFOWA for the humanitarian gesture and promised to ensure proper utilization of the items for the benefit of the pupils. She explained that pupils in the school comprised persons with special needs like the physically challenged, intellectually disabled and autistic children as well as persons suffering from Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy, amongst others.
One of the highlights of the visit was the cutting of the Anniversary cake with the children. The NAFOWA National President was accompanied on the visit by other members of the Association.
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