Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A concert for the poor, sick and suffering in Lae

An 11-year-old malnourished and visually impaired child at Busu Compound in Lae

While the entire focus of the society is currently on combating HIV/AIDS in terms of finance and resources, little or nothing is done in defeating the ignorance of people with disabilities (PWDs).
It is like ‘promoting ignorance’ and ‘ignoring truth’.
To us who call ourselves Christians, what a great ‘apparent injustice’ to concentrate on the able ones and despise those with disability.
Poverty and disability is now thriving in many villages, settlements and homes.
What are we doing and what have we done?
With this thought, a major gospel music concert is currently being organised by the Morobe Special Education Resource Centre (MSERC) to raise the much- needed funds to purchase a vehicle for the centre.
The centre needs a vehicle for community-based rehabilitation and outreach programmes, school visits and screening and other community-based programme in addressing this community need.
Founded by a former German lecturer at Luther Seminary in Lae, MSERC works with children and people with special needs (CPWSN) such as physically-impaired or disabled in educating, rehabilitating and training them.
Themed: ‘Fighting Ignorance of Disability through Giving’ – the concert will feature prominent gospel artist Loujaya Tony and the Eloim Revelation Singers as well as other invited groups and ministries within Lae.
It will be held on June 25 from 5pm to 11pm at the MSERC.
The call is extended to everyone to come and support this positive move.
An 11year old malnourished and visually-impaired child at Busu Compound in Lae.Pre-sold gate tickets are now on sale at K2 for adult and K1 for children.
For tickets and more information, call (675) 720 52949 or (675) 472 2089.

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