Daystar Renovates the Brighter Future School for the Deaf
In line with her commitment to transforming lives, Daystar Christian Centre continues to stretch out helping hands to every quarter across the nation, delivering hope and raising role models.
Another remarkable event of such was witnessed on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 as the Caring Hearts arm of the church conveyed to the Brighter Future School for the Deaf, 12 Bamidele Olusola Street, in the deep crannies of Meiran, Alagbado Lagos.
Irrespective of the long and stressful journey, the entire Caring Hearts team beamed with joy as they were received by the Proprietress of the school, Mrs. Adedoyin Beyioku-Alase, and her students.
Sharing with the visiting team, Mrs. Adedoyin Beyioku-Alase, who happens to be an eloquent speaker, despite being deaf, started by expressing her gratitude to God for her ability to speak. “Despite being deaf, I thank God I can read very well, write very well and speak very well. When I became deaf, I started reading anything readable including daily Newspapers, and I developed these abilities because of my strong passion for knowledge. This kept me in the know about current happenings around the country, and it was then I found out about the Organization of Deaf Business Men and Women in Nigeria. When I got there, I was very surprised to meet numerous deaf people who can’t speak at all, and I couldn’t help but appreciate God the more. I was inspired being amongst these people and was made the Treasurer shortly after I joined.
She further shared about being deaf in contrast with the Nigerian environment, “I wasn’t born deaf; I became deaf as a result of an injection. So when I became deaf I thought the end has come. Unfortunately, death is better than being deaf in Nigeria because disability is like a curse around here, but thank God for people like you.”
Aside the overall building renovation, installation of gates and general paintings, several other items donated to the school by the Caring Hearts of Daystar Christian Centre include water pumping machine, full plumbing system with tank, desk and chairs, laptop, printer, different food items and much more.
Mrs. Adedoyin Beyioku-Alase, Founder/President of the Deaf Women Association of Nigeria who also doubles as Chairman of Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities in Lagos State, expressed her excitement and heartfelt gratitude to the entire Caring Hearts team and Daystar Christian Centre as a whole, for lending a hand of love and giving the formerly dilapidated school a grand facelift.