BY NY Staff
The Al-Aman Organization for the Care of Blind Women recently held a ceremony to inaugurate the typing of the Holy Quran using the Braille system, part of a program sponsored by President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi called “Light in the Hand of Every Blind.”
The celebration was attended by Dr. Hamood Obad, the Minister of Endowments and Guidance; Ali Al-Yazidi, the Minister of Local Administration; Amt Al-Razaq Homed, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and also included participation by ambassadors and other important figures.
The organization aims to provide assistance for all blind people throughout Yemen. “We seek to improve the lives of the blind and to integrate them into society through increased independence,” said Mrs. Sabah Horish, the headmistress of the Organization.
Prime Minister Mohammed Basindowa said the organization had overcome many obstacles and achieved great success because of the creativity of Yemeni women.
“We had the honor of standing by their side; they are doing a great job and their greatest achievement is the typing the Holy Quran using the Braille system. We will support the Organization until it has achieved all its objectives,” said Basindowa.
For his part, Minister of Endowments and Guidance Dr. Hamood Obad said they had the honor of announcing the Braille Holy Quran following a revision by Yahiya Al-Halily and his colleagues. “We are standing in front of great women and what we saw exceeds all words,” he said.
Chief Executive Officer of Yemen Mobile Amar Hazza said that while they support a number of activities, the Al-Aman Organization receives particular attention.
During the ceremony, Al-Aman Organization received many donations from individuals and companies. They included the Shaher Abdu Al-Haq Company, which donated furniture for two floors of the organization’s building. Yemen Mobile donated a bus, and one participant donated two million Yemeni riyals.
Near the conclusion of the ceremony, a worker at the organization said, “Whenever we face a stressful situation caused by work, the sweet smile of a blind person saying ‘Thank you’ can wipe away all our burdens and push us to say we hope we can do more.”