The word stigma seems to be the bedfellow of persons afflicted with HIV/AIDS. Ever so often, we are reminded that we should not discriminate against persons living with AIDS.
I am in total agreement, but when I cast my eyes further right, lo and behold I see discrimination at its best.
The only difference is that the victim on this occasion is the involuntary re-migrant, popularly known as (Deportee).
The change in label has been done by a group of concerned and compassionate individuals, who upon recognising the plight of these rejected and denigrated individuals were compelled by compassion, and unhesitantly formed the Friendly Society registered under the Friendly Societies Act, Chapter 36:04 on the 24th April 2007, and named it ‘’Juncata Juvant Friendly Society’’. Juncata Juvant is a Latin term meaning ‘’Things joined together are helpful’’.
The involuntary remigrants are treated with partiality similar to victims of HIV/Aids, and thus discrimination has neither barrier nor bounds. My contention is similar care and compassion should be extended to those you label as Deportee.
Numerous occasions they apply for vacancies advertised, but when they truthfully disclose their identities, many employers find it convenient to blatantly discriminate, although the applicant is suited and qualified for the job.
This Organisation has brought much needed ease and comfort to these unfortunate forced remigrants, by the establishment of its office and staff 24 hours every day except weekends. In isolated cases, contact can be made at weekends if necessary.
The Organisation accepts assistance in any form to ensure its sustainability in providing the necessary means to offer adequate and continued guidance and counselling to its members.The Organisation invites those who would wish to have a first hand look at its operations.
In future, all Guyanese, whenever you have to interact with any of these unfortunate individuals, kindly treat them with the respect they command.Umar Saied
X Durban St, W/ville
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