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The Bible Society of Nigeria

Bringing out the best in the Blind

“Our world seems to be lacking in the milk of human kindness in the manner in which we relate to persons with disabilities (PWDs).”
Winners of the “You Can Be Their Eyes” Bible Quiz Competition in a pose with the GS/CEO of The Bible Society of Nigeria, Pastor Samuel Sanus,i and Chairman of the event, Mrs. Kalango Koko
Those were the reflective words of the Chairman of the 2022 edition of the “You Can Be Their Eyes” Bible Quiz, Mrs. Kalango Koko, founder of Rainbow Club Foundation.
This position notwithstanding, The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has steadily been cascading milk of human kindness in its relationship with persons with disabilities, including the visually impaired. The BSN has been organising the “You Can Be Their Eyes” Bible Quiz since 2017 to inspire, motivate, equip, and reward the visually impaired people in society.
The 2022 edition, which was held on 6th October 2022 at the auditorium of The Apostolic Church, Palmgrove District Headquarters, Palmgrove, Ikorodu Road, Lagos, attracted a total of 145 people, including students, special guests, BSN members of staff, and over 200,173 online audiences. Seven schools participated in the competition; they are King’s College, Obalende, Lagos; Lagos State Senior Model College, Agbowa-Ikosi, Ikorodu, Lagos, and Lagos State Junior Model College, Agbowa-Ikosi, Ikorodu, Lagos. Others are Bethesda Home for the Blind, Mushin, Lagos; Nigerian Farm Craft Centre for the Blind, Idimu, Lagos; Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos, and Vocational Training Centre for the Blind, FNSB, Oshodi, Lagos.
The high point of the event was the presentation of cash prizes, gifts, certificates, and award plaques to the winners of the competition. The participants from King’s College, Azeez Gbolahan and Salami Ibrahim clinched the 1st position with a cash prize of N100,000 each. The first runners up Onyah Chukwuka and Ayomide Lawal from Nigerian Farm Craft Centre for the Blind got N75,000 each while the second runners up Ngozi Bright Ochieze and Opara Victor Ugochukwu from Bethesda Home for the Blind were given N50,000.