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National Society of Persons with Disabilities receives donation

National Society of Persons with Disabilities receives donation

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The National Society of Persons with Disabilities was the recipient of a donation from the Calder Seventh Day Adventist Church, last week.{{more}}

At a short ceremony on May 7, Pastor Karlson Samuel presented the gift to the president of the society, Patricia Cumberbatch.

“We are happy. It’s a joy in our hearts to be able to assist people with disabilities and it is our means of showing how much we care,” Samuel said.

Cumberbatch, in turn, expressed her appreciation for the monetary donation, as it will benefit the society in many ways.

“It is a pleasure and privilege to have you partner with us and help persons with disabilities to get a message across,” she declared.

The president said that the society offers many types of programmes for the development of persons with disabilities, including home economics, computer training and adult education.

“Disability is not inability,” Cumberbatch said.

“Persons can learn, they can earn and they can grow, if they just give us a chance”.

Each year, the Calder Seventh Day Adventist Church hosts a service for persons with disabilities in November, which is also Disability Month. The church has been making donations to the National Society of Persons with Disabilities since 2005.

The society’s headquarters is at New Montrose, opposite the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). The organization will celebrate its 26th anniversary in June.(BK)

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