The leadership of Sinkor Rotary Club on Saturday, January 5, 2013 donated an array of assaulted white-cane to over 20 persons living with visual impediment.
Making the donation, the President of Sinkor Rotary Club, Dr. Mrs. Nadu Cooper described the blind community as an integral part of the society, urging other humanitarian organizations and well meaning Liberians to prioritize the livelihood of persons living with visual impediment.
Describing the donation as a means of empowering blind people in the country, Dr. Cooper challenged the beneficiaries to see themselves as elements of change, encouraging them to always believe in themselves.
Receiving the white canes on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Jallah Flomo expressed heartfelt gratitude and appreciations to the Rotary club for the donation, noting that it would help them meaningfully as they go about their daily activities.
Mr. Flomo lamented, 'The Sinkor Rotary Club has done what the Government of Liberia has refused to do for us. It is like we have been forgotten by the government."
Appealing to the Liberian government for assistance, Mr. Flomo said, "We are asking the Unity Party (UP) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led government to please remember us as the Rotary Club as done , we as disable need assistance because we are also useful in the society."
Stressing the importance of the White canes donated, blind Flomo noted, "The initiative is very important, because with the white cane, we can go anywhere and feel secure at any time. The Sinkor Rotary Club helping hand to us today has proven to us that we are not 100% forgotten by the nation; there are organizations and people who remember us on a daily basis".
At least 21 blind Liberians, representing five distinct institutions including, United Blind Association of Liberia, Liberia National Muslim Association (LNUMA), Hope in God Association of the Blind (HIGAB), Sannoh United Muslim association of the Blind and the Steven Trowon Nagbe (STN) United Methodist Church Blind Associations benefited from the initiative which cost several thousand United S