Today, there are many organizations that aim to help and rehabilitate the marginalized sector of our society, it might be on street children, environmental cleanliness, peace and stability, and so much more. One by one, organizations sprouted and has kept a mind on helping others.
You may ask, what makes Alay sa may Kapansanan Association, Inc unique among others? The answer is simple, we just do what we need to do. It maybe a typhoon or monsoon calamities that hinders the way, we will still go for it. Next is we have so many volunteers that you can talk at and discuss a variety of things. And above all, AKAI is a God-driven association. We help because we love, as the saying goes “you can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving”.
Equality for all
Alay sa may mga Kapansanan Association believes that equality is not just a “nice” word, but indeed a working word. We know that people are divided by so many things, even of physical capabilities. AKAI respects the rights of the disabled, stepping them out of their limitations and providing opportunities for a better life.
We believe that the disabled should be treated equally no matter how physically challenged they are. No racial discrimination, social status and financial status have the means to let our disabled brethren down. In AKAI, we continually think of solutions that, if not permanently, solve the challenges of the disabled in a long-term basis. It is just like what a popular song said “I believe that in my life I’ll see an end to hopelessness, of giving up, of suffering”. That’s where AKAI stand ground into.
Bringing Positive Change
Through our programs and projects AKAI promotes a change for the better, not only to our disabled beneficiaries but also to the community around them. Who does not want a productive person around? Of course everybody does. We were able to help people get out of their misery and start moving on in their lives. Our beneficiaries are a living testimony for those.
Also through our efforts, we were able to raise awareness and respect towards the disabled. This put together is a utopia where two diametrically opposed sides have become one. Where the disabled can walk in security and comfort.
Breaking Walls of Division
Being disabled does not disqualify a person for a good treatment. They are human beings, just like all of us. It is rightful for them to get the best treatment regardless of their physical state, social status or economic background. It is time for us to bind ourselves together. Just like what the Good Book said “Love your neighbor as thyself”. If Jesus Christ as able to cure a blind man with His Hands, so should we. Let healing come to us and be a one community.