‘Al-Saleh’ patronizes group marriage for disabled and launches schoolbag program [Archives:2005/879/Local News]

September 22 2005

By Hassan Alzaidi
Yemen Times Staff

SANA'A- Sept.18- About 80 physically challenged individuals were wedded in Sana'a last Thursday, during a ceremony that was organized by the Al-saleh Establishment in coordination with the Social fund for Help and Qualification of the Disabled. The establishment offered financial assistance to the brides.

Mr. Shaif Al-Ansi head of the information unit in the establishment said that the ceremonies that took place in Sana'a, Aden, and Taiz, were according to the Yemeni norms and all the disabled were feeling at ease.

The marriage is among a number of activities being organized by the establishment for people with special needs.

Last month the establishment offered support to the inmates of the Central prison in Sana'a. It was in the form of medicines, books, references and stationary for those who are studying inside the prison.

In a release to Yemen Times, Dr. Saleh Al-Qadhi confirmed that these activities come within the establishment's plans for the next years.

The establishment distributed school bags this month and it is preparing to distribute food aids for the needy during the month of Ramadan, a worthy and charitable contribution.