DAPD launches 7th National Dollar Day

A man living with disabilities maneuver his wheel chair in the streets of Roseau

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.

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4 Comments

  1. blueblue
    October 4, 2012

    good job

  2. GOOD!
    October 3, 2012

    YES!! And now the government can work to make the side walks in Roseau “SIDEWALKS” and not side walks. They are just not wheelchair accessible and many public places and offices aren’t. Time to get with program, I say. Now its incorporating the rules and standards set by the Convention into Dominica’s laws and ensure that people living with disabilities have access to everything! and I mean EVERYTHING! It was about time. Looking forward to better streets in town

  3. Great work
    October 3, 2012

    Wishing the Dominica Association of Persons Living with Disabilities all the best for the National Dollar Day. I’ll be supporting!

  4. Valerie
    October 3, 2012

    Happy Anniversary DAPD. DNO: Just a few follow -up questions: What is national dollar day? How do they plan to raise the money? How can people donate?

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