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Hand-washing project for blind schools

February 5, 2015 By Samuel Ben Turay

With support from Shain Foundation, Vision for the Blind is putting modalities in place to promote frequent hand-washing in schools for the blind across the country.

Jonathan Conteh, a member of Shain Foundation and Vision for the Blind, said the hand-washing project is geared towards helping blind pupils prevent themselves against contracting the Ebola virus and other contagious diseases.

He disclosed that over two thousand bars of soap will be distributed to all blind schools in the country.

Conteh revealed that with funds from Shain Foundation in the Netherlands, Vision for the Blind had provided food and non-food items to over 500 physically challenged persons across the country last December.

As part of their post-Ebola activities, he said the foundation will promote backyard gardening in school compounds in Makeni, Bo, Kabala, Kono and Freetown.

According to the foundation founder, Anne Marie Tiebosch, physically challenged persons need attention in order to alleviate their living conditions.

She pledged her foundation’s determination to promote the blind during and after the Ebola scourge, adding that she has already partnered with a consortium in the Netherlands which is willing to provide humanitarian support to Sierra Leone.

 

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