Kareem Aminat, a senior secondary school student of Ikorodu Grammar School who is living with disability has received educational support from ABIOLAD Foundation.
The presentation of educational support and cash aid was witnessed by the school Principal, Mrs Akinsipe, Aminat’s Chemistry teacher, Mrs Odumbo and Aminat’s mother, Mrs Kareem.
Abiolad foundation was established in 2018 by a UK based Nigerian and an indigene of Ikorodu Community, Mrs Abidemi Oladipo nee Aro Ajasa Lamberu, to cater for the people living with disability in the society.
According to Abiolad Foundation’s volunteer, Oluwalani Oteniya, Kareem Aminat was chosen for the support as a way of encouraging her to stand shoulder to shoulder with other students without disability.
‘Abiolad Foundation believes there is ability in disability, that is why we are focused on empowering those living with one form of disability or the other. In doing this, we want you to work hard and not look down on yourself due to your disability’, he said.
Oteniya further charged Aminat, an SS 2 Science student not to allow anyone trample on her right. He implored her to resist any form of intimidation from any quarter, stating that there was no stopping her in her drive towards becoming successful in life.
While presenting the books, writing materials and cash support to the beneficiary on behalf of the President of Abiolad Foundation, Omoba ‘Peju Akinyemi, Founder /CEO of Ikorodu Oga Radio who is also a volunteer for the Abiolad Foundation charged Aminat to justify the support she received by excelling in her academics.
He added that, as a person living with disability, she should also reciprocate the gesture of Abiolad Foundation by supporting other people living with any form of disability, in any way she can in the future.
Principal of Ikorodu Grammar School, Mrs Akinsipe who spoke on behalf of the school management commended Abiolad Foundation for the gesture and support for Aminat. She however appealed to the foundation not to limit their support for Aminat to her secondary school education only, stating that she will need more support in her post secondary school education.
It will be recalled that Abiola Foundation had embarked on series of financial and material support for the PLWDs community in Ikorodu in the past.
Apart from donating a wheel chair to the Ikorodu local government for onward transfer to a person living with disability in the council area in 2020, it also gave out cash support to five persons living with disability in the same year, among other charity initiatives.