• Short Summary

    SOME OF ETHIOPIA'S HANDICAPPED CHILDREN HAVE BEEN RECEIVING HELP AT THE CHESHIRE FOUNDATION HOME IN MANAGASHA, ABOUT 16- MILES (27 KMS) WEST OF ADDIS ABABA.

  • Description

    SOME OF ETHIOPIA'S HANDICAPPED CHILDREN HAVE BEEN RECEIVING HELP AT THE CHESHIRE FOUNDATION HOME IN MANAGASHA, ABOUT 16- MILES (27 KMS) WEST OF ADDIS ABABA. THE FOUNDATION WHICH RUNS THE HOME WAS STARTED BY GROUP CAPTAIN LEONARD CHESHIRE, A BRITISH WARTIME AIR FORCE HERO.

    ACCORDING TO GILLIAN HALL, A BRITISH PHYSIOTHERAPIST WHO WORKS AT THE HOME, THE 36 CHILDREN ARE THE LUCKY ONES. HUNDREDS OF OTHER CHILDREN, THE 26-YEAR-OLD MISS HALL SAID, "ARE CRAWLING AROUND ETHIOPIA."
    THE CHILDREN, WHO ARE PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, HAVE SUCH AILMENTS AS POLIO AND MENTAL RETARDATION. NEVERTHELESS, SOME OF THEM ARE ABLE TO PLAY GAMES AND PAINT. CHILDREN WHO ARE UNABLE TO WALK, LEARN TO MOVE ABOUT ON CRUTCHES AND MANOEUVRE THEMSELVES WITH THE AID OF WALKING BARS.

    MISS HALL HAS ETHIOPIAN ASSISTANTS TO HELP HER AT THE HOME, WHICH WAS STARTED IN 1962.

    THE CHESHIRE FOUNDATION BEGAN AFTER 1948, WHEN GROUP CAPTAIN CHESHIRE NURSED A CANCER PATIENT UNTIL HE DIED. THE EXPERIENCE PROMPTED HIM TO FOUND A HOME FOR THE CHRONICALLY SICK. GROUP CAPTAIN CHESHIRE IS NOW THE TITULAR HEAD OF 100 SUCH HOMES, OF WHICH HALF ARE IN U.K. WITH THE REST SCATTERED ABOUT THE WORLD INCLUDING NIGERIA. THE CHESHIRE FOUNDATION WAS 21 YEARS OLD LAST JULY.

    GROUP CAPTAIN CHESHIRE UNSUCCESSFULLY ATTEMPTED EARLIER THIS MONTH TO FLY RELIEF SUPPLIES INTO THE WAR-TORN REGIONS OF NIGERIA FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE SECESSIONIST EASTERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA20QGDYTFZJNJ0XMB81H373AMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA20QGDYTFZJNJ0XMB81H373AMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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