FFDP donates to Kanlai Farm's, GRTS, others
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Foundation For Disabled People in The Gambia, last Tuesday donated farm bicycle travlers, wheel chairs, educational materials and CD's to various institutions and schools at a presentation ceremony held at its premises in Banjul.
The beneficiaries included Kanilai Farm's, Royal Victoria Teachin Hospital, GRTS, Brikama Basketball group, individual disabled people, Crab Island Upper Basic, Garba Jahumpa Upper Basic, Unity Comprehensive School, Charles Fowlish High School and Muslim High School respectively, Presenting the materials, Gabriel Kenny Opesan, the executive director of the Foundation For Disabled People in The Gambia said his association have produced 150 locally fabricated wheel chairs since 2003 to date. He said that the fundation is in good support of Gambia government in getting rid of destitute and beggars from the streets. "Mobility has been the only means of contributing to the social development of one self. Without this, one is in a complete state of incommunicado" he said.
He added that the intention of the foundation is to open rehabilitations centres in all the five regions of the country so that they would reach the grassroot. Opesan further appealed to the Gambia government to create an office that will specifially look into the welfare of person with disabilities in local councils that will support donor agencies to have first hand information from the councils.
Author: by Asanatou Bojang