Initiative Update

Community out reach with covid19 kits continues

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted September 4, 2020 from Cameroon

My fundraiser for covid19 kits is ongoing but am not going to fold my hands and wait. This month I have been able to distribute 25 covid19 kits to 25 persons with disabilities comprising of face mask and sanitisers. Thanks to kind donations from LUMEF an organisation here in Cameroon. This activity also gave me the opportunity to sensitize members of households of persons with disabilities about some disability related issues. 

It has also been s challenging activity considering that violence escalated during this last weeks of August in Bamenda due to the current sociopolitical crisis. There has been plenty of cross gun firing . Infact on one occassion i was on the floor for two and the half hours waiting for the mad gun firing to stop so i could go home. Then we were ask to walk with our hands raised up for about 2 hours to get toy house. I thank God he took me back  home safely. 

This initiative is not only about giving out covid19 kits. It gives me the opportunity to spend some quality time with them .it Also gives them the reassurance that they are being loved and cared for. Especially as we live in a society were there are so many myths surrounding persons with disabilities. 

I already want you thank you for being that person who will show some love to at least one person with disability this month in your neighborhood. You could even continue my initiative by sacrificing and donating just a kit to them. It could be your child, sibling. Neighbor or someone in your church. God always loves and replenish a cheerful giver.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

25

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Tamarack Verrall
Sep 04
Sep 04

Dear Regina,
This is the important work, to focus our time and efforts for those who need it the most. I hope that many see, understand and send support. When I clicked on the link it was great to see you and read more about this call for funding. I especially love the photo of you, your energy is shining through! Also great to see you in action sign language interpreting, in the link within that link. All the best with this work.

Regina Afanwi Young
Sep 04
Sep 04

Hello dearest Tam, thanks so much for your kind words of encouragements. You always inspire me to do more with your comments. Thank you also for sharing this fundraiser on Facebook once. Yes dear I am also hoping many people support this initiative. Yes dear I do love sign Language its my passion. Thanks for the complements.
Have a blissful and blessed weekend

Andrace
Sep 05
Sep 05

Hi Regina,
This is super cool. Thank you for your service and keep up the good work. I am so glad that you are safe and those around you are. It would have been terrifying hearing gunshots at close range for so long. The fear of a stray bullet tops the list. It is sad when echoes of war become a norm. Nonetheless, we can't be silenced. Together, we can.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Jill Langhus
Sep 05
Sep 05

Hello Lovely Regina.

How are you doing this weekend, Love? Please be careful out there. I'm so pleased to hear your fundraiser is doing well.

XX

Nini Mappo
Sep 05
Sep 05

Hello Regina,
Your post is sobering as an example of the interconnection between health and safety during a crisis. I am glad of your safety, and that that fearful incident has not crushed your courage and passion to see persons with disability rise as they are cared for and valued by compassionate and loving souls like you.

Stay safe, keep sparkling

Hello, sister Regina,

I'm wiping my stubborn tears as I write this comment. You're going through so much, dear sister, and yet these challenges don't stop you from your work. Your pain today is your strength tomorrow, love. Thank you for inspiring us with your determination and commitment to create lasting change for people with disabilities. May you receive more funds in your work. Please stay safe, dear.