Delivering Resources to Opportunity Training Centre – Kenema

disabilityIn Kenema we donate wheelchairs, crutches and wheelchair repair kits to Opportunity Training Centre (OTC), one of our main partners involved in skills training for polio and war victims in the eastern region. The centre has a large number of people, including war victims, with various physical disabilities. Many of those who attend the centre for training do not have access to mobility aids such as wheelchairs and crutches. Many of these people crawl to get about.
Difficulty with access to mobility equipment is one of the main stumbling blocks that the disabled are facing in rural Sierra Leone. The young man in the picture above is a skilled blacksmith at the Opportunity Training Centre (OTC) in Kenema. Most often he had used his hands and knees to move about. He is one of the recipients of the crutches.