The Executive Director of the Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation, Hon. Dr. Otiko Afisah Djaba has reaffirmed her organisation’s unwavering commitment in the fight to change perceptions and attitudes towards the rights and protection of persons with disability and vulnerable women in Ghana and Africa.
According to her, the Foundation believes that all persons have the right to live in dignity and respect.
In her 2020 New Year Message, Hon. Dr. Otiko Afisah Djaba on behalf of the Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation implored all Ghanaians especially the decision-makers to ensure persons with disability and women are not intimidated, marginalised, stigmatised and excluded or left behind.
“We at the Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation want to seize this opportunity to thank you for an incredible 2019. We are grateful for the pleasure and honour of working with you. God has been good to us by providing us with this mission of working together to transform the lives of vulnerable people. We are not only alive but have the privilege of contributing our widows’ mite to the cause and development of persons with disability and vulnerable women. We wish to celebrate all of you and say a big thank you for making 2019 a year filled with purpose, life changing activities and empowerment".
Hon. Dr. Otiko Djaba said 2019 was an important year of advocacy, raising awareness that disability is not inability, building relationships and alliances, campaigning for persons with disability and women in the district Assembly elections, providing skills training and capacity building for persons with disability and vulnerable women. The Foundation undertook several activities geared towards the empowerment of women and persons with disability in the 16 regions of Ghana.
She attributed all the successes chalked by the Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation to the massive support and cooperation from the various groups and associations of persons with disability in all the regions of Ghana.
“Over the past one year, the Foundation has experienced huge support and encouragement from various people, friends and organizations. The seeds of change we have begun to sow in persons with disability and affecting perceptions in our communities is due to you. Your contributions meant the world to me and inspired me to create our flagship award-winning program, the Let’s Talk Ability TV show, knowing we could rely on a team like you”.
On behalf of the Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation, we wish you all the best in 2020 and we say thank you and Ayeekoo! to all friends, supporters of and contributors, our Board members, the guests who graced the Let’s Talk Ability Tv Talkshow, our fabulous audiences, our dedicated production crew, our committed staff, the experienced professionals, the disability associations and especially to the persons with disability who have availed themselves tirelessly to make 2019 happen”.
She encouraged donor partners, organisations, friends, loved ones, and other individuals to donate to the Foundation through “our MoMo Account no. 0248510067 for us to continue to show some love, inspire, lead with vision, passion, commitment for the positive transformation of persons with disability and vulnerable women and to bear more fruits.