Nigeria: UNICEF marks 70th anniversary with special children
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Nigeria: UNICEF marks 70th anniversary with special children United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Kaduna Field Office, Staff Association marked its 70th anniversary with students of Kaduna State Special Education located in northwest part of the country.
UNICEF staff Association visited the school as part of the 70th anniversary activities presented the pupils with food and gift items. Utpal Moitra, Chief of field office, represented by Theresa Pamma, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist, said, UNICEF stands for children and that the bulk of their work is all about children.
"We are also celebrating 70th year of UNICEF. We stand for children and the bulk of our work is to promote the right of children to give them a sense of belonging in the society.
"UNICEF exist in about 190 Counties and territories of the world. Apart from supporting the rights of children, we also help the children to reach their full potentials. UNICEF has programmes all day long towards fulfilling those rights.
"So we are here to celebrate with the children of this school to wind up activities for year and to give them a sense of belonging as they prepare to go on their holiday.
"And when we got here we discovered that their borehole has not been working for sometimes now, so we are taking it upon ourselves as staff Association to rehabilitate it with immediate effect.
" Responding, Salamatu Shuaib, Principal of the school, expressed gratitude to UNICEF for the kind gesture, saying, "Honestly, I'm overwhelmed with the coming of UNICEF to identify and associate with these special children by a way of putting some smiles on their faces through get-together.
"Their coming at this time is significant because they have just finished their examinations, by the time they will be resuming, their borehole would have been working.
"We commend UNICEF for their choice to come here and have fun with these children during this yuletide season," she said.