Prada Uzodimma Partners NASENI on Innovative Learning  Tools for Persons With Disabilities 

As part of efforts to promote inclusive education,  Barrister Prada Uzodimma, founder of The Ability Life Initiative, has  called on the    National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure ( NASENI) to produce  innovative learning tools for persons with disabilities (PWD)

She made the call when she paid a courtesy  visit to the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NASENI  Mr. Khalil Halilu at the agency’s headquarters recently in Abuja.

According to her, the visit was to familiarise with operations of NASENI and seek areas of possible collaboration between the agency and The Ability Life Initiative, a foundation geared  towards  bridging the gap for persons living with disabilities.

Uzodimma lauded the giant innovative strides of  NASENI in recent times, especially under its current management team, adding that she was willing to partner with the agency for  innovative intervention  for educational materials  for PWD.

“As an advocate of education and inclusivity, I strongly support the production of inclusive learning materials in schools, and a collaboration with NASENI can empower individuals with disabilities with technological learning tools and attract investors to support locally manufactured accessible devices.

“I am excited to embark on this promising partnership with the NEW NASENI,” she said.

She however lamented that a lot of students with disabilities, especially in public schools were not being carried along because of little or no learning aides for them, adding that her foundation was set to provide intervention measures within its capacity.

“Every child has a right to inclusive education, including children with disabilities, no one should be excluded, and that is what I stand for, and I will   fuse that in my projects for this year.

“We are going to schools, and I want to also encourage schools owned by government at all levels to take in people that have disabilities, but in most cases when you go to these schools you find out that some of the barriers is that they don’t have assistive technological learning devices for them to effectively learn.”

In his  remarks, Halilu  commended Uzodimma for her passion and interest towards ensuring that the less privileged, especially the PWD have access to education and fulfill their dreams.

He therefore pledged his readiness towards working with her, and  as well expressed the agency’s  commitment in coming up with innovations that will promote inclusive education.

Barr. Prada Uzodimma, Imo state-born legal icon, is a humanitarian, who frequents various television programs to educate the masses on their Human and Legal rights.

As a seasoned legal practitioner who has garnished a wealth of legal knowledge and experience over the years, she has dedicated herself to shaping young people.

In 2021, she launched the Prada Uzodimma Law School Scholarship Grant (PUSG)  in partnership with Principle Legal Consult to ease the difficulties for indigent but aspiring young lawyers  across Nigeria to enable them realize their dreams of becoming lawyers by paying their Nigerian Law School tuition fees. PUSG supported 30 law students.

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