6 February 2013

Tanzania: Diaspora in Canada Support People Living With Disabilities

Zanzibar — THE diaspora in Canada have donated equipment to people living with disabilities in Zanzibar. Members of Zanzibar-Canada (ZANCANA) Diaspora donated wheel chairs, walking sticks, baby walkers, and toys for children, and promised to continue to support the people living with disabilities.

A representative from the department of Information and Communication in the First Vice president's Office, Ms Raya Hamad said that her office in collaboration with Mr Abdallah Issa the coordinator initiated the donation.

"ZANCANA members have promised to donate medicines and skin cream for albinos," said Raya. Zanzibar is now in process of identifying people with disabilities in the islands. Handing over the donation to the disabled people, the state Minister Ms Fatma Abdulhabibi Fereji called upon parents to stop hiding children with disabilities so that they are identified and attend school.

Ms Bishara Ali Masroori a member of ZANCANA, said "Stop the stigma and stop hiding children with disabilities. All human being have equal rights, and deserve care. It is not a shame to have a child with disabilities," said the minister.

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