Disable International Foundation Sierra Leone headed by Madam Imambay Kadie Kamara commemorated this year’s African Child’s Day with approximately one hundred disable children in the Western Area.
The ceremony took place at the organization’s Easton Street office in Freetown and attracted various distinguished personalities. Physically challenged youths formed part of the ceremony.
The targeted children had the opportunity of enjoying delicious food, presents and participate in an interesting debate competition.
At the end of the event, the Young Muslim Primary School emerged as the winner of the debate competition, and seconded by Bethel Infant Primary School.
Program Manager Disable International Foundation, Robert K. Kargbo, told the audience that their institution which is a non governmental organisation decided to bring the children together in line with the theme of the occasion which was “Improving the lives of children with disability”.
Guest Speaker for the occasion was the C.E.O of Educational Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Thomas Allieu.
In his statement, he spoke of the history that inspired the commemoration of the African Child Day.
Mr. Allieu further spoke of the Disable and Child Rights Acts that have been enacted in Sierra Leone. He however noted that the implementation of the two Acts is at a low helm.
He showered praises on the founder of Disable International Foundation, Madam Imambay Kamara, whom he described as a philanthropist with a vision to transform the lives of disable people in the country for the better. He urged her to keep up the good work.
Jatu Mansaray, Livelihood Coordinator Disable International Foundation, gave an overview of the project. She said the establishment of Disable International Foundation was inspired by the fact that the founder’s mother was a disable woman.
“Madam Imambay Kamara decided to set up this project in memory of her late disable mother,” she pointed out, adding that Madam Kamara is very much determined to empower disable people in the country.
During the course of the occasion, Madam Kamara telephoned from London and spoke to the audience on loud speakers.
She assured the disable people that she will always be with them for better for worse.
The ceremony was climaxed by performance of the popular comedian known as Jawukateh