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Moulding machine crushed my skull, the aspiring blind rapper narrated.
On December 11th 2013, I had an industrial accident which led to my blindness. I am Andrew Udofia, a 28 year old man who was employed as an utility worker at Amsad Industries, Lakowe Ajah. In this firm, we produced paving stone and concrete blocks.
On the fateful day, I was instructed to clear the waste from a molding machine which was just repaired. While I bent to do that, someone went to power the machine not knowing I was there.
“All I knew was that the machine crushed my skull and one of my eye ball fell from the eye-socket immediately. I was unconscious for over 42days.”
After being admitted in the hospital for over eight months, eventually, I lost my both sight
Life was miserable to me. I never thought I can do anything meaningful again not until I was told to go for rehabilitation at the Vocational Training Center for the Blind Oshodi.
Today, while I reside and undergo rehabilitation at the blind school, I have come to realize nothing is capable of stopping me from achieving what I dreamt of. I am fully hopeful that through my music lessons, learning musical instruments, my dream of becoming a musical producer as well as a rapper is undoubted
If not for the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind, what will be my hope, Andrew said.
I was a student at the Vocational Training Center Oshodi in 2012 where I enrolled for a year advance programme. My coming to the center was sequel to my loss of sight in year 2010 after obtaining my Law degree from University of Ibadan. I came to the center optimistic and eager to learn to survive and cope with the challenges associated with visual impairment. I learnt amongst other things reading and writing in braille, use of computer with the help of speech software and mobility to name a few.
I obtained my OND in Business Administration from Osun State Polythenic Iree. On the morning of 30th December 2011, while going for my morning prayer, acid was poured on me by an admirer whose advances I had refused to acknowledge and that was how I lost both eyes. After I was discharged from LASUTH, I felt hopeless as I could not believe my new status. From being able to do things myself, I became dependent on people for almost everything. In my bid to better my life, I heard of the Vocational Training Center in Oshodi and apply. It becomes the turning point in my life as I was taught to accept my condition and also my belief was motivated that losing my sight wasn’t the end of life. At the Center, I was taught how to weave bags, use thread for sandals, make air fresheners and above all learnt how to read and write in braille and mobility.
I finished my secondary school in 2007 and sat for JAMB in the same year. I wanted to study medicine and surgery before I was diagnosed with glaucoma in November 2007.My parents tried everything possible to treat the ailment but all to no avail. All my plans to further my education were seemingly futile. After so much efforts, an aunty of mine introduce the society and later enroll to the center in January 2013.It was difficult for me to cope at the beginning with the school time table and their activities, but at the end of two weeks at the center, I began to enjoy the beautiful visions of the center both in class where we are taught computing, typewriting and barille
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