Bethesda Home for the blind is a voluntary Non-Profit Organisation set up to give care to physically challenged persons who are visually impaired (blind) and helpless. Facilities provided by the government all over the country to provide services to visually impaired (blind) persons are grossly inadequate.
Consequently, due to great compassion of the promoters for the blind, the home was established to fill the gap in service delivery to this category of citizens.
The idea to set up the home arose from the fact that the promoters (Mrs. Chioma Ohakwe Evelyn) had siblings who were visually impaired. This provided her with the first hand knowledge and understanding of the difficulties the blind go through and the need to give them compassionate care and protection. The Home/School emerged informally in the late 1990s when a few people brought their blind relatives to join siblings of the promoter who were being taken care of. By 2001, a Home to care and address the needs of the blind had been formed.
Bethesda Home for the blind formally commenced operation in January 2005. An application was filled for registration and the Home was registered with corporate Affairs Commission on May 4, 206 CAC/IT/20802. Giving the Home/School a legal pedestal to operate.