DIF-SIL assures HAM and Achievers Primary School
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Disabled International Foundation Sierra Leone Princess Imambay Kadie Kamara has assured Handicap Action Movement (HAM) and Achievers Community Primary School cool town Waterloo of her continuous support to improve the lives of persons with disability and Ebola orphans in order to make them useful in their communities.
She made this disclosure during a day visit to the Handicap Action Movement skills training and empowerment centre 11B Sayanor Drive Conforti Compound Wellington Eastern Freetown.
In her remarks, Princess Imambay Kadie Kamara thanked disabled youths for their courage and support in making the skills training program a success, noting that their commitment serves as a powerful motivation for other disabled persons to get themselves off the street and try to do something for themselves.
She pointed out that her organization will continue to partner with Handicap Action Movement in ensuring that youths with disabilities access Handicap Action Movement skills training and empowerment centre free of cost. She called on all to disassociate from discriminating against the disabled as anyone can be disabled at any point in time in life.
Chairman Handicap Action Movement, Abu White Koroma said the main aim of his organization is to help other disabled in skill training and educational assistance for disable children noting that the skills training and empowerment centre consists of blacksmith, welding, tailoring and dress making, construction og metal doors, windows, gates, cut keys of any kind, with all forms of important repairs, noting that Disabled International Foundation Sierra Leone /United Kingdom recently funded the last training session for some sets of disabled .
Speaking on challenges, Abu White Koroma pointed out funding gap as the organization’s biggest challenge as proceeds from the sales of items made that the organization are used to cover administrative costs and pay for disabled children. He called on all to change the perception that disability is not inability.
Head Teacher Achievers Community Primary School, Abdul Tapiya Koroma said the intention of Princess Imambay Kadie Kamara to help Orphans at the Waterloo Community is a turning point for orphans and their foster parents noting that many aids have come from survivors but little or nothing for Ebola Orphans . He continued that most of the foster parents are low income earners and are looking forward for help to enable the meet their daily domestic commitment.
He pointed out that many charitable Organizations have promise them supports that are not forth coming but the intervention of Disabled International Foundation Sierra Leone.
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