NNPC/Belemaoil JV Celebrates World Braille Day and Supports the Visually Impaired with the Presentation of a Braille Machine
As the world celebrates World Braille Day on January 4th, it is important to remember that people living with disabilities are critical members of every society and should not be left behind. Braille, invented in 19th century France by Louis Braille, has provided the visually impaired with opportunities for literacy, enlightenment, and productivity.
To support the visually impaired, NNPC/Belemaoil JV, continues to work on initiatives that provide the ability to read and write which is light to the blind and the beginning of self-discovery and development that leads to empowerment. The JV recognizes the importance of inclusivity and is committed to supporting all members of society, including those with disabilities.
Presenting the Braille Machine to the State Chairman of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities (JoNAD), Comrade Collins Gladdie Akpanah, Barrister Samuel Abel-Jumbo, Head – External and Corporate Affairs, Belemaoil, enjoined the group to make best use of the equipment in order to reap the benefits the ability to read brings.
NNPC/Belemaoil JV commitment to empowering PLWDs continues even as we celebrate World Braille Day 2023 and beyond, ensuring the visually impaired have the tools they need to succeed in a increasingly challenging world.