He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind``, – Luke 14:12-13
People with disabilities represent 16% of the country’s total population according to the population census performed in Liberia in 2008. Disabled people are often marginalized and discriminated against, making it hard to access the education system, the job market, and health services. People with disabilities have harder time getting their specific needs met. In addition, some disabilities, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or missing limbs, are stigmatized, as they are associated negatively with the war.
We offer hope to people who no one else may care about. We work to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people; including people with disabilities, especially by facilitating the access of children with disabilities to education. We provide training to teachers in educational techniques adapted to the needs of children and families with disabilities. We will work to provide equipment for people with physical needs such as – Canes, Crutches, Walkers, and Wheelchairs. Our goal is to set up a rehabilitation clinic to meet the physical therapy and orthopedic care needs of people with disabilities and the victims of the civil war in Liberia.
We do not only meet the physical needs of disable children and families in Liberia. We meet their spiritual needs as well. We serve as a spiritual resource and witness for all the people we serve, by offering them the love of Jesus Christ. We believe disable children and families not only need their physical needs supported but their spiritual needs as well. As part of this service, we conduct worship and deliverance service, pray with disable children and families and provide bibles as needed.
Please consider supporting our efforts to give more disable children and families in Liberia and across the globe the opportunity to acquire trade whereby they may become self-sustaining, and receive an academic and vocational education that will give them an equal footing in society.