Veera Bhajan, who was born with no arms but overcame her challenges to earn a law degree, has pledged to give her time to unfortunate children.
Bhajan made the promise at the Couva Children's Home and Crisis Nursery annual stakeholders function at Holy Faith Convent, Couva, yesterday.
"I want to pledge my support to the home in any way I can," she said.
Bhajan said she began a new job two weeks ago and would assist the Children's Home not only financially but by dedicating her time to the children. She asked for permission to assist the children with homework.
Bhajan said she was moved to tears when she listened to the children perform songs and dances at the function. "The tears couldn't stop flowing when I walked in and heard the children singing and then when I saw the dance it started again," she said.
Bhajan told the story of how she overcame her disability to become an attorney-at-law. She urged the children to go to God with their challenges, as he had always been her strength. "I always say the only arms I need are God's arms, and I have those," she said.
Bhajan said she has used her challenges as an opportunity to make a positive impact on society.
Chairman of the Children's Home, Beverley John, pleaded for Government assistance in taking care of the needy children. She said although there were corporate sponsors and volunteers, Government needed to take an active role in the children's lives.
John thanked Member of Parliament for Couva South, Rudranath Indarsingh, for his interest in the organisation. She said funds were being raised for fencing, a bus and renovations of the facility.