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Local company on mission to assist “disable” children

first_img Tweet Share LocalNews Local company on mission to assist “disable” children by: – March 28, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 29 Views   one comment Share Judy Sango. Photo compliments: insidepossieInsidePossie Children of Grace Foundation Inc has embarked on a mission to assist children who are “disabled” by sensitizing the public on their plight.Founder of the Foundation, Drinnon Nyerere highlights an 11 year old girl of Portsmouth who appears to be suffering from a condition known as Arthrogryposis in a three minute video.Nyerere explained that InsidePossie Children of Grace Foundation Inc is a registered non-profit organization in Dominica centralized around providing effective educational programs and strategies to children of low socio economic backgrounds which proves to be the most academically deficient in our community.The Austrailian Arthrogryposis Group states that “Arthrogryposis is a term used to describe the presence of multiple joint contractures at birth. Joint contracture is a limitation in the range of motion of a joint, however in the “classic” case of arthrogryposis, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, feet and knees are affected”.Judy Sango who attends the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School despite her impoverished living condition, being ridiculed by her peers and “disability”, is in grade 5 and thrives in her school work. She hopes to one day become a judge.She holds a smile as the sun shines and her heart for progress bursts out in every area of her life.The Foundation’s motto is “Providing Quality Life for Children in Need” is seeking to raise funds to assist Judy as well as to make a documentary film.Nyerere told Dominica Vibes News that the purpose for the documentary is a “means of marketing Judy in seeking medical support to solace her current physical situation”.He explained that writing an article with a few photographs might not capture the actual story but a documentary will highlight “what she and her family goes through on a daily basis” and will motivate people to donate to her medical costs.“A photo tells a still story, a video shows the actual story” Nyerere said noting that the foundation has been playing a meaningful role in Judy’s life he reported.“Even before official registration of our foundation, we have been playing a part in Judy’s life. We annually provide text and exercise books, shoes, school uniform, bags, pens, pencils and other stationeries to Judy and kids of our foundation”.Last year 46 children received full scholarships from the Foundation.Judy’s mother explains in the video that she would like assistance with the cost of surgery for her daughter as she often complains of pain in her knee and being called “cripple.”Through the documentary film, the Foundation hopes to “inspire” individuals who are disabled as well as those who are not that they can accomplish their goals despite the odds.They are appealing to the public to “help guarantee a prosperous life for a generation of children now and to come”.The funds donated will go towards medical costs, production costs; filming, professional video editing, narration, production and marketing of this film.The documentary he hopes will be “an inspiration despite the odds”.Nyerere can be contacted on dnyerere@gmail.com for further details on donation.Here is the video of Judy: [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/39316860[/vimeo]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Local soccer action.

first_imgIn the first round of the Tipperary Cup defending champions St. Michaels are at home to St. Nicholas.Kick off in Cooke Park is at 7:30.There’s also one fixture in Division 1 of the North Tipp District League with Rearcross versus Arra Rovers also getting underway at 7:30.last_img