Laundry Machines Launched on International Wheelchair Day Observation at AAU

Addis Ababa University, Office of Special Needs Support Center, launched high quality laundry machines XGQ-70 Model on Thursday March 5, 2020.

Emebet Mulugeta (PhD), Academic Vice President of AAU, said the university has been striving to indulge Special Needs Education students’ (SNE) desires and interests.

 “The purchasing of these laundry machines is one prime example of Addis Ababa University’s commitment to serve SNE students in big terms,” Emebet remarked.

Yirgashewa Bekele (PhD), Director for Special Needs Support Center, in her congratulatory address said the purchasing of the washing machines for Special Needs Support learners is one of the great exemplary approaches of the university’s management.

“Today the university management board has won a rapturous ovation from this intellectual audience for its rectitude towards performing its duties and responsibilities exactly as it should,” Yirgashewa added.

Tewodros Nega, ETHIOLOZA Managing Director, said the machines are not vulnerable to explosions that simply pose injuries or property damage. They are carefully automated, can be operated manually, minimize the students’ burdens and save them from additional expenses, he explained.

Alemayehu Teklemariam (PhD), from the Department of Special Needs Education in CEBS, briefed the audience about Wheelchair Day Observation and its significance.

“Wheelchair Day is observed internationally beginning from the 1st of March every year to help people whose mobility depends on the use of wheelchairs and raise awareness in supporting thousands of them who really need wheelchairs,” Alemayehu emphasized.

Matewos Ensermu (PhD), Vice President for Administration and Student Services, in his congratulatory address said, “AAU’s achievement is not only confined to the academic sector but also to the administrative field.”

He added that AAU has been making efforts to gratify Special Needs Education (SNE) learners’ desires and hence gained remarkable results.

Fasil Negussie (PhD), Dean of Student Service, in his laudatory remarks quoted, “There is no a disabled person but a disabled society. We’ve reached on a day which treats and benefits each and every individual that resides on the planet in an equitable manner.”

By: TheodrosShewangizaw

Photograph: Andualem Assefa