By: Asma’a Al-Mohatwari
On Wednesday, Total E&P Yemen donated a bus to the Aman Association for Blind Womens’ Care in a ceremony held at the association’s facility.
The Aman Association was launched in 1999 by Fatma Al-Aqal, and accommodates 1000 blind girls. It also has on-site housing to accommodate 60 students from governorates all over Yemen.
The association not only provides students with books and a standard curriculum, but also with computer courses and materials and instruction in drawing and handicrafts. It also has a unit which prints documents and books using the Braille system. It is the only such unit, and allows the association to provide students with a variety of reading materials.
At the ceremony, Abdullah Al-Bashiri thanked Total for its donation and asked all companies to follow Total’s lead. “If charity is a duty, charity towards and care for the disabled is a sacred duty,” he said.
Total General Manager Mr. Hatem Nosiba said he was very proud of the center, and called it is one of the best he had visited. He also encouraged all companies to employ the blind women and to treat them like everyone else. “I asked the headmistress of the center to nominate the best girl at the center to work at Total E&P Yemen,” he announced.
For her part, Mrs. Sabah Horish, headmistress of Aman Association, thanked Total and said the bus would help the students a great deal. “We look to the future optimistically and we can do this because there are people like those from Total,” she said.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Aman Association honored the visitors from Total and a group photo was taken.