Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Victory House Parish, Ilaje, Bariga, Lagos, has donated new laptops to 25 students of the Bethesda Home for the Blind.The pastor in charge of the parish, Justice Ayodeji Balogun, said the recipients became beneficiaries of the gesture after they secured admission into higher institutions.
Balogun, during the presentation, explained that the donation was in line with the corporate social responsibility of the church under the leadership of the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
He said the 25 laptops, worth N2.5m, came with special packages to simplify the learning conditions of the visually-impaired students as well as improve their interactions in the classroom.
He noted that the students would have lost the opportunity to proceed to higher institutions if they had not been given the laptops as it became a fundamental requirement for their enrollment.
Also speaking, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, said the church was on a mission to follow Jesus’ example of showing unconditional love to the poor and oppressed and was dedicated to bringing succour to the most vulnerable people in the society regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
In her response, the founder of Bethesda Home for the Blind, Mrs Chioma Ohakwe, said, “From our students’ reactions, you can see the joy; we are overwhelmed because a blind person going to any higher institution without a laptop is like a child going to school without a pencil.
“So, we are very happy and we pray to God to reward RCCG, Victory House Parish, abundantly. The mission of the school is to bring up visually-impaired young boys and girls to showcase the abilities in them.”
Shortly after the presentation, the pastor led members of the parish to feed 500 Bariga residents whom they gave packed food and raw food items.