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‘People With Disabilities Deserve Equal Opportunities’

‘People With Disabilities Deserve Equal Opportunities’

‘People With Disabilities Deserve Equal Opportunities’

‘People With Disabilities Deserve Equal Opportunities’

Danlami Basharu, Director of the Anglo-Nigerian Welfare Association for the Blind and a member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, has emphasized the importance of creating an inclusive environment for people with disabilities in the nation.

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According to a statement released on Wednesday, Basharu made the request at the Resource Centre for the Blind’s graduation, “dinner in the dark” program, and a fundraising event in Lagos.

“Most people frequently refer to those with disabilities as ‘physically challenged,'” he remarked. This is inappropriate since it is thought that society is only using the term as a euphemism because it cannot accept people with disabilities for who they are and instead views them as purely charitable objects.

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“Society must learn to support parents of persons with disabilities to continue to give that love and care that children and all persons with disabilities desire. More importantly, legislation is an important key to creating an acceptable and accessible environment for all PWD in Nigeria, and supporting the work of Non-Government Organisations for the blind and other persons with disabilities is also important.”

‘People With Disabilities Deserve Equal Opportunities’

The Executive Director of RCB, Temitayo Ayinla-Omotola, stated that the center had provided training for the visually impaired in various activities.

She said, “RCB’s curriculum has evolved to adapt to the changing demands of the modern world. We provide training in English language, Mathematics, Science, Arabic, braille, ICT, Music, mobility and orientation, and extra-curricular activities

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“Every student is given priority attention, and no one is left out. The center demonstrates that when one loses sight, it is not the end of the world, irrespective of age, status, or academic qualifications. There is room for everyone and something to be learned.”


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