DEAR EDITOR, local journalist, Leslie Sanga, wrote a heart warming story which was published in the Solomon Star today, Monday, 16 April 2016 and entitled ‘Beyond Disability.’
Leslie’s story recounted how Ali Barnaba, now 38 and the new president of the Solomon Islands Deaf Association had a growing passion to look after young Solomon Islanders with hearing disabilities.
Leslie tells Barnaba’s tale with compassion and it is very moving.
I will let readers turn to the story themselves but I would like to take the opportunity of praising Barnaba for his care for others and also express my appreciation to all those institutions, associations and welfare organisations that have helped Barnaba and the people with deafness, young and old in the Solomon Islands, including the Solomon Islands Red Cross Association, the San Isidro Centre and the Solomon Islands Planned Parenting Association (SIPPA).
Thank you, too. Leslie for sharing your story with us.