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Belize Assembly for Persons with Diverse Abilities honors National Hero and disabilities advocate Philip S.W. Goldson

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019. 5:55 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, the Belize Assembly for Persons with Diverse Abilities (BAPDA) on the occasion of the launch of a new advocacy initiative, took a moment to honor National Hero Philip S.W. Goldson for the work he has done in advocating for persons with disabilities in Belize.

Members of the BAPDA along with students from Stella Maris School held a short procession from the Mental Health Resource Center at the corner of Vernon Street and Tibruce Steet to Goldson’s grave at the Lord Ridge Cemetery to lay a wreath there.

Roxanne Marin, President of BAPDA noted that Goldson was involved in advocacy work for persons with disabilities back in 1985 when he founded the first BAPDA which was the Belize Association for Persons with Disabilities at that time. While a member of government, Goldson lead the way in ensuring that persons with disabilities received priority service by setting up a desk that catered specifically to those persons.

At the gravesite during the wreath-laying were Goldson’s son Philip Goldson Jr., Goldon’s sister, renowned Belizean educator Maud Williams and her daughter, Minister of state with responsibility for Immigration, Beverly Williams.

 

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