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Disabled man grateful to YAGANA World Foundation

Jul 2, 2013, 10:45 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

A visually impaired 33-year-old man has expressed his gratitude to the Yagana World Foundation - a charitable organization based in Holland - for assisting him with a special walking stick for the blind.

According to Mamud Saine, who lives in Latrikunda Sabiji, the new stick helps him walk alone without any person’s support.

Speaking in an interview with this reporter at his residence, Mr Saine pointed out that the support from Yagana World Foundation has changed his life.

“The foundation has been so supportive of me since I started suffering from this blindness sometime late in 2009; they have come to my aid several times,” he said.

“In November 2012 the foundation took me to the hospital to scan my brain to see weather my eyes can be seeing like a normal person and they paid a lot of money for that scanning; unfortunately the result proved that my eyes are no longer able to function correctly as I am completely blind.”

Since then, Saine disclosed, in all of their trips to The Gambia, the foundation members usually bring something for him, and even plan to assist him more.

“Recently I was taken by them to the Gambia Organization of the Visually Impaired (GOVI) to offer me some skills training at the school. Now I am appealing to the main sponsor, Mr Derek Kent of Power Flower NCC based in Holland, to assist me to shape my life further,” he said.