Our PWD-friendly Barangay8:56 AM
When we moved into our home in 2007, the first thing I noticed were the number of people in wheelchairs on the streets and in our neighborhood shopping mall. Later on, we were informed that we were in the same barangay where the Tahanang Walang Hagdan is located. Tahanang Walang Hagdan (House with No Steps) is an industrial workshop and rehabilitation center for persons with disabilities (PWDs) particularly the ones in wheelchairs.
Now, we have become accustomed to not only seeing PWDs but also interacting with them. I am also glad that our barangay officials have made special structures to help them in their physical and mobile needs. Our small sidewalks have wheelchair ramps, something that you wouldn't normally see in small streets in the city. Our chapel also has a ramp so readers in wheelchairs can easily go up the altar. Our church choir are also PWDs from Tahanang Walang Hagdan and it's inspiring to see them offering their talents to the Lord during mass.
Our barangay is one-of-a-kind and I'm happy to have found a place like this. The support for PWDs is enormous. I bet if have a community pool, the barangay would install pool lifts for them. This is the perfect place to teach children love and respect for person with disabilities.
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