Namibia Disability Association Rehoboth launched

22 Sep 2017 19:20pm
REHOBOTH, 22 SEP (NAMPA) – The Namibia Disability Association Rehoboth (NADAR) on Friday held its official launch.
Established last year, NADAR is a non-profit organisation advocating for the promotion of rights for differently able people.
Speaking at the launch, the association’s advisor Jeanie van Wyk said their aim is to bring differently abled persons to the forefront.
“People with disabilities in Namibia have so much to offer. It can no longer be overlooked as we are confronted with the rise of unemployment gripping our nation as a whole and affecting the disabled as well,” Van Wyk said.
She further said NADAR wants to unite and equip differently abled people with a specific focus on contributing towards the development of their potential.
They also want to help them participate in community activities for self-promotion and general development.
“We would like to implement different projects, thus enhancing the economic status of Rehoboth and Namibia as a whole,” Van Wyk remarked.
They also want to provide gardening, landscaping, catering, needlework and embroidery services, leatherworks and vocational training.
Speaking at the same occasion, Rehoboth Mayor Christina Blaauw-Petrus said the venture will help its members “rise above the pain of pity and helplessness” and become major players in a challenging society.
“You have unique talents and gifts; you and only you can define your own limitations,” Blaauw-Petrus said.
(NAMPA)
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