Jul 13, 2011, 3:13 PM
Initiative for the Support of People with Physical Disabilities (GISPD),
through the Department of Social Welfare has benefited from a donation of 40
wheelchairs by Gambia United Society (GUS) in London, United Kingdom. The
handing of the equipment was held in Brikama on Thursday.
Bunja Kebbeh, GUS country representative explained that the society was conceived in 1997, by a group of Gambians with the aim of supporting the needy and creating awareness amongst Gambians, especially those living abroad.
Mr. Kebbeh commended the GUS women members for their tireless efforts in raising funds for the procurement of the donated wheelchairs.
Deputy governor of West Coast Region, Musa B. Susso, praised the donors for the gesture and commended the department of social welfare in its role in the socio-economic development of the country.
Mr. Susso described the donation as a clear testimony of the love Gambia United Society has for people living with disabilities.
Country coordinator of Global Initiative for the Support of People with Physical Disabilities (GISPD) Ansumana Sanno, explained that GISPD is a charitable foundation providing support in the areas of education and health, among others.
Executive secretary of National Agency for Legal Aid, Ahmed Kemo Ceesay said his Agency recognises people living with disability and have been providing access to justice for them.
Sarjo Bajinka, education officer at the special needs education said the government attaches great importance to the education of people with disabilities. He thanked GISPD for their concern and love for The Gambian child.