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30 blind students benefit from SIFAX ICT training

The students putting to practice what they have been taught

30 blind students have benefited
from a digital/ICT skill training programme sponsored by SIFAX Group.

Emmanuella Oku, Corporate Affairs Office, SIFAX Group receiving an appreciation award on behalf of SIFAX Group from the Initiative for National Growth Executives

The training was done in conjunction
with the Initiative for National Growth Africa, a non-governmental organization
that caters for the less privileged in the country.

The training, held at the Nigeria
Society for the Blind School, Oshodi was designed to equip the blind students
with the relevant skills to function well in this digital dispensation.

According to Racheal Inegbedion, Team
Lead, Initiative for National Growth Africa, the training was aimed at
equipping the students with contemporary skills that will add value to their

A cross section of students and facilitators at the SIFAX-sponsored ICT Training

“The world is already digitally
connected. It takes those who can tap into this to survive. The physically
challenged also need to be fully equipped with these skills and this is why we
have taken the initiative to equip them with ICT and digital skills”, she

On his part, Adekunle Oyinloye, Group
Managing Director, SIFAX Group, who was represented by Olumuyiwa Akande,
Corporate Affairs Manager, noted that the company’s resolve in making the
society a better place for everybody including the physically challenged is the
main reason for sponsoring the training.

He said: “At SIFAX Group, we take
delight in supporting social causes that positively impact and add value to the
society. The major beneficiaries of our social intervention programmes are the
less privileged – the poor, orphans, widows, physically-challenged children,
among others.

“The physically-challenged
individuals are constantly shut out of many opportunities in the country due to
their condition. This is rather unfortunate because we believe they have
something meaningful to contribute to national development, even with their

“Many of them are immensely gifted and these potentials should be
properly harnessed by giving them the required support and encouragement.  

“This training has been designed to prepare
them for the real world and to equip them with skills that are required to
succeed, even in a competitive environment. That’s the main drive behind SIFAX
Group sponsorship of this training.”

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