Friday, June 14, 2024

PM Inaugurates Boarding School for Visually Impaired Persons in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has inaugurated the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubark boarding school in Addis Ababa for visually impaired persons.

The boarding school was built in collaboration with Sheikha Fatima, the mother of Sheihk Mohammed bin Zayed, the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The school, which will receive students from grade 9 to 12, encompasses vital services convenient for visually impaired students including classrooms, cafeteria, library and other state of the art facilities.

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Abiy said learning from the success of this school for the blind, he stressing the need to make sure that city infrastructure built will pay attention to the needs of those with disabilities.

He added that the newly inaugurated state of the art and very unique boarding school will receive more than 300 blind students from across the country.

Noting that the government’s development projects focus on citizens with low income, Abiy affirmed that development projects being carried out in Ethiopia aimed at benefiting citizens with low income will continue to intensify.

He also extended gratitude to Sheika Fatima Bint Mubarak for the support extended to this noble cause,

First Lady Zinash Tayachew for her part said the development projects being undertaken by the office of the first lady aim at easing the burden of low income segment of the society.

She extended gratitude to all that contribute to the successful implementation of the project including Sheikha Ftima.

Humanity Department Chancellor at the University of Sheihk Mohammed bin Zayed, Kelifa Mubarek said representing Sheikha Fatima that UAE and Ethiopia are enjoying strong bilateral relations and the newly inaugurated boarding school is the manifestation of this cordial partnership.

The bilateral relations of the two countries have been strengthening particularly following the official visit made by President Sheihk Mohammed bin Zayed in 2018 to Ethiopia.

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