An initiative of Barbados Council for the Disabled 2017
Persons with disabilities have dreams like everyone else. They dream of pursuing a career in a variety of fields or, of achieving skills in a range of areas. Sadly, there are not always enough avenues opened to help them realise their potential. Individuals are often limited by society’s perception of what is “Meritorious” and as a result, doors open to others are frequently closed to persons with disabilities.
In recognition of these challenges, the Barbados Council for the Disabled has conceptualized the “Harambee Enterprise Scheme”.
The Barbados Council for the Disabled was pleased to award three diverse initiatives at its Annual General Meeting, held on Saturday, June 24th 2017.
The recipients are:
Mr. Mark Goddard – who is visually impaired, is a member of the Barbados Association for the Blind & Deaf. He is getting into Chicken Rearing.
Ms. Malinda Maloney – is a Member & Volunteer of Barbados Organisation of Parents of the Disabled – OPOD, who is pursuing a career as a Dressmaker, Specialising in Plus Size Fashions.
The Harambee Grant will facilitate Ms. Maloney’s final semester studies with the Girls Industrial Union.
Mrs. Sandra Belgrave-White: is a member of New Life Deaf Club, as a Person who is Hard of Hearing is undertaking a Sign Language training program called “Start ASL Online Class & Gold Level”. Her long-term goal is to become certified as a Sign Language Interpreter