The United Kingdom charitable organization, Dorothy Springer Trust, has attracted the deaf and dumb of Sierra Leone who are seeking to acquire training in basic computing.
In a letter written to Awoko newspaper dated January 29th 2008 from the Sierra Leone National Association of the Deaf (SLNAD), they pleaded with the Dorothy Springer Trust through this medium to attract Dr Abdulai Dumbuya and Margaret Atkins, members of the Trust, to consider them when distributing the 100 computers and accessories they donated to disabled organizations in Sierra Leone.
In an interview with our reporter the secretary general of the deaf, Tamba Bull, said for a long time now they had expressed interest in computer studies but lacked the means of getting one.
He noted that the Dorothy Springer Trust would be an opportunity for them to fulfill their desires, and that he would have loved to meet with Dr Abdulai Dumbuya and Margaret Atkins.
It would be recalled that Dr Abdulai Dumbuya, a Sierra Leonean disabled, and Margaret Atkins visited Sierra Leone late last year to foster partnership with educational Institutions and NGOs to transform the disabled into a more productive force in Sierra Leone