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Blind Awareness Month Comes to an End

As the blind community continues its drive to educate the public on their disability a number of visually impaired and sighted persons participated in a chain of canes initiative around the Parliament Building Tuesday.

The activity was the last in a series of activities to observe May as Blind Awareness month and raise awareness of the persons with disability rights and to call on the government to enforce the Persons with Disability Act.

President Guyana Council of Organizations for Persons with Disabilities, Leon Walcott said more work needs to be done to properly inform the public about blindness – the causes and effects. Several blind persons spoke of the challenges they still face while going about their daily lives.

The chain of canes for change initiative is a way in which persons who suffers from a disability can be linked with each other and promotes the encouragement of awareness among the public. The activity was also supported by the Voluntary Services Organization.

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