Dar es Salaam, 25 September, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are reaching out to persons with disabilities in a training that seeks to equip the blind and deaf with COVID-19 prevention strategies.
In a report about the two-day training that was organized in Tanzania’s Tabora Archdiocese, the Secretary General of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) explains the choice of the beneficiaries.
“There has been a wave of COVID-19 and we have considered people with disabilities especially the deaf and blind because we want everyone to be informed about COVID-19,” Fr. Charles Kitima has been quoted as saying in the news report published Saturday, September 18.
Fr. Kitima adds, “We must go together without anyone being left behind because COVID-19 does not choose. It affects anyone, so everyone must know how to protect themselves and others,”
“TEC has provided education to various groups and now have seen the need for special groups so that they can protect themselves and others against viral infections,” the Tanzanian Priest further says about beneficiaries of the initiative realized through a partnership between Catholic Bishops in the East African nation and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).