WHO offers Braille Embosser to AHMDTL

WHO offers  Braille Embosser to AHMDTL

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DILI, 7 october, 2021 (TATOLI)- World Health Organization (WHO) offered Braille Embosser to the Association of Visual Impairment in Timor-Leste (AHMDTL) to help to make written documents accessible to blind individuals in the organization.

The WHO representative in Timor-Leste, Arvind Mathur said the support aimed to help the Association doing their work and printing the important documents for the use of association and individuals.

At the same place, Mathur promises to continue to support the association by establishing a small library to develop the reading skills for persons with disabilities and ensure all of the members can access the library.

Mateus Da Silva, Director for the National Promotion and Protection of the right of People with Disability, MSI said, Government is working very hard to ensure the right of the disabled are protected, saying the right to be involved in national development.

“As a government representative working in MSSI and responsible for the right of people with disabilities, will ensure the right of people with disabilities is protected following the statement highlighted in the Government constitution article 16-21 that stated the Government policy is guarantee and providing National plan for People with Disability,” Said Silva

This assistance is most important for Timor-Leste to support people who are living with disability conditions and MSSI has been working with the WHO in providing the program

WHO has been working very hard in coordination with MSSI, for providing programs and implementation that are useful for this country.

The Executive Director AHMDTL, Gaspar Afonso thanked the WHO for the support provided to the organization.

”This is a very important unit to help the member of AHMDTL to do their works and ensure everyone can learn new things and even produce more Profile,” The Executive Director of AHDMTL informed the media at Manleuana Dili.

AHMDTL wish to request another support from WHO, to provide a trainer to give the training to the members to rightly operate the Printer and others inquiry for profile document printing to share with everyone, adding that this profile will help all members to learn more about the existence of Blind Assistance here.

“ I also recommend to the WHO to help this Asociation for establishing a small library for the members to access the pieces of information,” Said Afonso

Current Data from AHMDTL shows a total of 14.800 persons are living with an eyes disability (Blind).


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Bores Rosario


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