Portmore gets mobility centre for the physically challenged

April 28, 2017
Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas tries out one the customised wheelchairs made by the Portmore Self-Help Disability Organization (PSDO) Mobility Centre. Sharing in the moment is Bridgette Johnson- Beckett, founder of the PSDO Mobility Centre and Harold Buchanan, engineer at PSDO.

The Watson Grove community in Gregory Park, Portmore, welcomed the Portmore Self-Help Disability Organisation Mobility Centre (PSDO), a service centre that specialises in the repairs and customisation of wheel chairs and other mobility aids for members of the physically disabled community.

The PSDO Mobility Centre was formally introduced to the community at an Open Day recently.

Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas, commended the partners who supported the centre, which was initiated by the United States Agency for International Development and the JN Foundation through its Social Enterprise Boost Initiative.

George Thorney of the Combined Disability Association, said the facility was a worthwhile and needed centre.

"An initiative such as this, advances wholesome development for persons with disabilities," he said, "The services being offered are timely and should be supported by a wide cross section of Jamaicans."

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