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British High Commission commemorates world disability day

British High Commissioner to The Gambia David Morley this week visited Gunjur to support the work of UK charity ‘Disability Africa’ who are working alongside TARUD in Gunjur to support local disabled children and their families.

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The High Commissioners visit coincided with ‘World Disability Day’ which was held on Monday 3rd December. Speaking at an event held at TARUD Pre-School in Gunjur the High Commissioner mentioned how ‘Disability Africa’ working with TARUD are trying to improve the outcomes for young disabled people across the Gambia. The ‘Gunjur Inclusion Project’ provides free activities for disabled children with benefits for both the disabled people and the wider community.

Volunteers from the UK are visiting Gunjur for one week from 30th November – 07th December to help the Gunjur community learn more about inclusion. Part of the UK delegation includes four disabled children from the UK who are here to raise awareness about the issues faced by disabled people all over the world whether in the UK or The Gambia.

More information on ‘Disability Africa’ and their work can be seen at – http://disabilityafrica.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/world-disability-day-2012/

Published 23 March 2013