The Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities has officially launched its 7th National Dollar Day under the theme “DAPD’s Sustainability with support from social partners”.
This year the organization is seeking to raise some $50,000.00.
Treasurer of the DAPD Dion Green, said the movement is counting on embassies and consulates, corporate citizens, faith based organizations, professional and private citizens to assist in making this possible.
“The DAPD funds are generated from grants, donations, special events and membership dues. The National Dollar Day is designed to complement funds donated by international donor agencies which in recent times have dwindled,” he said.
Green also highlighted the fact that the National Dollar Day is being held on the organizations 29th anniversary “and these years of advocacy and development work has brought about significant improvement to our society’s attitude, mentality, perception and understanding of persons with disabilities and their issues”.
He said the goals are expected to intensify and broaden, now that Dominica has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons Living with Disabilities.