Hope for the Deaf, a local organization that seeks the welfare of hearing impaired people, has devised a house-to- house strategy in meeting its social obligation to the disabled group.
According to the organization’s director, David T. Worlubah, they have over time realized that many people rush to them when they take food rations to a community, thus causing them not to properly identify the targeted group.
As a result of that experience which they had on two occasions, Mr. Worlubah said they are moving from house to house identifying the deaf and talking to their parents or relatives about how important it is to pay attention to them (the deaf).
He told this newspaper yesterday that as they were leaving for Tubmanburg, Bomi County to meet the deaf community, they were considering house to house visits so as to enable them to meet the 60 persons targeted for the food rations and buckets they took along.
When Ebola worsened in the country, Hope for the Deaf lobbied and secured funds from overseas partners to enable the organization to reach out to the disadvantaged deaf people with messages of prevention and some food rations.
Since the funds were secured, Hope for the Deaf has been reaching communities in Grand Bassa and Margibi counties, where people rush for rations while the targeted ones are sometimes left without anything.
“This little rations we give the deaf people are only meant to complement efforts by government and the international partners in meeting the needs of these disadvantaged people. It is not meant to sustain anyone but to help address the food crisis Ebola has posed on everyone in the country,” he added.
They will continue to lobby with their overseas partners to give them what they can in order to meet the needs of the disadvantaged.
He said as they approach partners to help impoverished Liberians in this health crisis, the organization equally makes sure to manage it properly in order to convince the partners that those for whom the assistance is intended benefit.