Wheelchair Distribution Ceremony in Şanlıurfa

In cooperation with Şanlıurfa Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies and Istanbul Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, 42 people with disabilities, who are in need, have been provided with a power-operated wheelchair. 

Aylin Kırcı Duman, Şanlıurfa Deputy Governor, Ahmet Kaytan, Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Murat Demirkol, Provincial Director of Family and Social Policies, Habib İpar, Manager of the Department for Disabled People of the Metropolitan Municipality, Sedat Düzgün, Board Member of the Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, as well as people with disabilities and their families participated in the ceremony held in the Mehmet Akif İnan Conference Hall of the Metropolitan Municipality.

Murat Demirkol, the Provincial Director of Family and Social Policies, made the opening speech of the program. Demirkol pointed out that the state's efforts in recent years towards citizens with disabilities, the elderly and the lower income group, stated that these activities were not carried out only by the hands of the state and that the contributions of NGOs should not be forgotten in these studies.

Demirkol stated that the participation and contribution to the social life of people with disabilities increase when they are given the chance, and pointing out the social projects aimed at people with disabilities, he said that each month 8 million grants are given to 10,800 families all around Şanlıurfa and the life of these people are improved with disabled aids provided every 3 months.

Sedat Düzgün, Board Member of Istanbul Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, said; “We’ve been delivering power-operated wheelchairs to people with disabilities who are in need all around Turkey. Our aim is to reintegrate them into community. I’d like to thank Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies for allowing us to be here in Şanlıurfa today.”

Aylin Kırcı Duman, Deputy Governor of Şanlıurfa, stated that awareness to people with disabilities of non-governmental organizations is increased day by that, and thanked Istanbul Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled.

Following the speeches, Murat Demirkol, Şanlıurfa Provincial Director of Family and Social Policies presented a plaque to board member Sedat Düzgün on behalf of Kemal Demirel, the General Director of Istanbul Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, and then the wheelchair distribution ceremony was held. 

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