Gender Official Promises To Sponsor Blind Kids
– For Musical Career
By Ibrahim A. Sherif
The Assistant Minister for Children and Social Protection at the Ministry of Gender, Maminah Carr has promised to sponsor three blind kids from the Liberia School for the Blind by giving them the opportunity to record their music in one of Liberia’s best studios.She added that it is a means of showcasing the talents of visually impaired persons in the Liberian society.
Speaking Thursday during a musical launch visit to the Liberia school for the Blind in Mango Town, Virginia, Carr stated that
the disability of the children at the school should not be their inability to achieve their goals in life.
Carr indicated that visually impaired persons have many talents that can be explore by the government, development partners as well as civil society organizations, to give them independent status in society.
She urged them to use their natural and achieved talents to overcome the challenges that confront them on a daily basis, in order to achieve their full potential, adding, “believe inyourselves know that you can do it; other people in your condition have done it and they went sky high”.
The Gender official cautioned the children to stay home with their parents while on the festive break, adding that the street can be dangerous at times, and their safety is what matters most.
For his part, one of the would be beneficiaries Joshua K. Dangalee expressed satisfaction for the kind gesture on the part of the Minister, and promised that he and his colleagueswill use the opportunity to uplift themselves..
Dangalee revealed that it was a dream come true for him and his colleagues citing that they always use their free time to learn how to sing and entertain the other students on the campus.
Meanwhile, the Principal of the school Jackson Suahhas lauded the Ministry for the opportunity afforded the kids and called on them to make maximum use of the opportunity in achieving their goal of becoming musicians.
“This is a Ministry that care for persons with disability, they have been collaborating with us on a routing basis and even providing support for our integrated program” Suah noted.
The visit of the Assistant Minister along with her team was intended to interact with the kids of the institution in the wake of the festive season.
During the launch visit, kids from the institution explained how they are going to spend their season,which will be coupled with the sharing of gifts, musical performance from talented kids who expressed interest in music and refreshment.