-To Tackle Challenges In The Disabled Community
In an effort to adequately address issues and challenges confronting the growth and development of the disabled community in the Country, the Executive Director of the Liberia Albino Society (LAS), Patricia Logan has emphasized the need for a more united front to robustly tackle challenges persons with disability are faced with.
Speaking at the 3rd Emancipatory Disability Research thematic meeting in Sanniquellie, Nimba county, Madam Logan said such united front is cardinal to the emancipation of those that are physically challenged including those who usually feel marginalized by society.
The LAS boss indicated that the move is fundamental in achieving the objectives of local and international disabled organizations in curtailing barriers before persons with disabilities.
“We need to speak out with one and a louder voice to policy makers and disabled partners to ensure the necessary material and financial support are given to persons with disabilities so as to help transform their lives,” Madam Logan pointed out.
She also used her personal life story to encourage participants not to relent in their advocacy and quest to see themselves in society like others despite of their conditions.
Madam Logan spoke on the topic” Barriers Faced by People Living with Albinism and how they can be empowered to give full representation in society.
She said their role and contributions to society is pivotal to national growth and should not be overlooked.
“Like the Liberia Albino Society; so are other disabled groups, nationwide who are helping to buttress government’s efforts in key sectors of the society and as such; they need to be assisted or subsidized by central government,” she noted.
” LAS”, is a non-for-profit, nonpolitical body that is rendering free health services to the Country since 2009.