Miss Hope Bitrus, a serving Corps Member in Katsina State, has brought joy to more than 70 less privileged men and women living with disabilities.
As part of her Personal Community Development Service (CDS), she organized a training program on menstrual hygiene for over 200 girls in three selected secondary schools in the state capital.
The girls received sanitary pads generously provided by the compassionate donor.
The impactful event took place at the Pavilion of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, MD Yusuf Complex, Mani Road, Katsina, on a Friday.
Hajiya Aisha Muhammad, the state NYSC Coordinator, expressed her commendation for the Corps Member’s initiative in her welcome address.
She praised Miss Bitrus for applying the knowledge gained during the orientation camp to contribute positively to society.
Hajiya Aisha Muhammad encouraged other Corps Members to follow Bitrus Hope’s example and engage in similar community-oriented projects during their primary assignments.
Miss Bitrus Hope, during her remarks, revealed that her motivation for the project was rooted in empathy rather than sympathy.
She shared how she encountered disabled individuals begging for alms during her daily commute to her place of Primary Assignment.
Witnessing their challenges, especially in terms of movement, inspired her to take action.
Bitrus Hope expressed gratitude to two supportive NGOs, “The Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre” (BGPHC) in Jos, Plateau State, and “Young Leaders for Climate and Gender Empowerment” in Katsina, which helped her turn her vision into reality.
After the successful realization of her dreams, she emphasized the importance of not stigmatizing disabled persons and called on the people of Katsina State and Nigerians in general to show them love instead.
Bitrus Hope felt a tremendous sense of relief once her vision materialized, underscoring the transformative impact of community-oriented initiatives.