COUNCILLOR for Vura Ward Alfrence Fatai has stepped in to assist the Solomon Islands Deaf Association with a cash donation.
Mr Fatai said the Deaf association has been supporting the deaf community and he is pleased to assist them.
“I have the heart to support them as they have been receiving very little recognition.
“Though they are disabled in terms of speaking or hearing, they have all the right as normal humans to enjoy and be part of our society, and I wish them the best in their future,” he added.
He further acknowledged the Red Cross, San Isidro at Aruligo and other organisations which have supported the Deaf community throughout the years
Fatai encourages and appeals to all institutions and business houses to come forward and help the Deaf association.
Speaking on behalf of the Solomon Islands Deaf Association, Mrs Lovelyn Kwaoga expressed their appreciation to Fatai.
“This is the first and biggest donation we have received so far and we are so grateful for the assistance from Cr Fatai.
“We have encountered struggles for quite long and this assistance rendered to us is very timely to help us with the administration of the association.
“On behalf of the President Ali Barnabas and the rest of our deaf community, it is encouraging to be recognised and be supported for our programmes.”
The Solomon Islands Deaf Association have 100 members.