Bethesda Homes For The BlindSurulere, Lagos
Bethesda home for the blind is a voluntary and non- profit organization set up to give physically challenged persons who are visually-Impaired and helpless. Facilities provided by the governments all over the country to provide services to visually-impaired persons are quite a few and inadequate. Consequently, due to the great compassion of the promoters for the blind, the home was established to fill the gap in service delivery to this category of citizens.
The idea to set up the home from the fact is that the promoter (Mrs.Ohakwe) have siblings who are visually–impaired. This provided them with first-hand knowledge and understanding of the difficulties the blind go through and the need to give them compassionate care and protection. The home emerged informally in the late 1990s when a few people brought their blind relatives to join the siblings of the promoters who are being taken care of. By 2001, a home to take care and address the needs of the blind had been formed.