“Promoting awareness brings confidence to the disabled”

POSTED: 10/3/12 1:07 PM

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs attended on Saturday evening the fundraising gala dinner of the Be Able Committee under the auspices of Top Promotion Foundation.
The dinner is a first in a series of events geared towards building awareness among the St. Maarten citizenry of the abilities of the disabled.

Be Able Committee will be hosting several professional wheelchair athletes from abroad in a tennis tournament. “This venture is indeed a noble one,” Minister Jacobs said. “Many of our disabled are invisible, shut in, depressed and only taken out on occasion. Promoting an awareness of the abilities of the disabled can only serve to bring confidence and encouragement to them as well as bring a sense of compassion and understanding for those of us who should support them.”
“It is a measure of a country how we treat those who are less fortunate in some way. The government commends the efforts of the White and Yellow Cross, Sr. Basilia Center, Prins Willem Alexander School and all other organizations and institutions that care for the disabled in some way on a daily basis,” the Minister Jacobs said.

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