British High Commissioner in Nicosia, Irfan Siddiq, visited recently the Nicosia-based NGO, Voice for Autism to see first-hand the brilliant work carried out in support of young people of the community, a press release by the High Commission says.
The High Commissioner visited two group homes in Nicosia, where Voice for Autism offers independent and supported living to members of the community. Siddiq was accompanied on his visit to Voice for Autism by three Cypriot school students who are currently on the British and Australian ‘High Commissioner for a Week’ program.
The press release adds that on the occasion of his visit, Siddiq offered a symbolic donation on behalf of the British High Commission. The donation was raised through a British High Commission staff raffle and the NGO was chosen for its significant provision of services to young autistic people in Cyprus.
“Every year staff pick a different local charity to support with our raffle funds: this is important in demonstrating that we too are part of Cypriot society and support the work of local communities," he said.
Meanwhile, Voice for Autism President, Ellen Georgiou Pontikis, thanked the BHC for the donation, describing such moves as crucial toward securing Voice for Autism’s visibility and sustainability.