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Disabled International Foundation Sierra Leone feed disabled on polling day

Disabled International Foundation Sierra Leone feed disabled on polling day

In a bid to contribute to the just concluded electioneering process, Disabled International Foundation-Sierra Leone (DIF-SIL) fed scores of disabled persons across the nation who turned out to exercise their franchise on polling day.

In an exclusive interview with the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of DIF-SIL, Madam Imambay Kadie Kamara, she noted that the spirit in which her organization acted on  polling day was to demonstrate to other stakeholders that the disabled are considered as our brothers and sisters and that they deserve attention from the public. She said communities such as Wilberforce, Waterloo in the Western Area, Lunsar and its surrounding villages benefitted from her goodwill gestures. She noted that the organisation received assorted drinks and foodstuffs in polling centers in their various communities, thereby helping them exercise their constitutional duty whilst voting  their choice of candidates.

DIF-SIL CEO maintained that her organization is committed to issues concerning the disabled; stressing that her foundation will not cease to educate the public on their negative perception about persons with disabilities.

She continued by calling on government’s intervention so as to help her organization reach the apex of its dreams for the physically challenged.

Talking to one of the disabled persons who benefitted from the gesture, he showered praise on the DIF-SIL Director and her entire staff, for what he referred to as an example worth emulating, pointing out that it was timely and a  step in the right direction.

Another beneficiary for Lunsar in the north said that the gesture is lauded by all as they had been out very early to cast their votes and had not taken any breakfast.

A middle aged blind lady noted that most of them are poor and deprived and could not afford a meal on that day. She thanked DIF-SIL for their gesture and entreated support for the foundation so that they can in turn provide for people with disability.

Earlier in the run up to polling day DIF-SIL’s Director engaged disabled people in a massive voter education in various parts of the country, which according to them, is another step in the right direction.

DIF-SIL has also targeted a host of programmes aimed at capacitating this disadvantaged and marginalized group in the society.

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