NBGS’ Disabled Persons Demand For Equal Opportunities

An handicapped mother plays with her child at a refugee camp in South Sudan. [Courtesy photo | Handicap-International]

The group made the appeal during a Talent Exhibition Ceremony they organized to showcase what light work they can do in the state capital Aweil on Monday. The event was attended by top state officials.

The Group’s representative, Ms Mary Abuk Kuol, said they; disabled persons should be given equal opportunities and capacity building to be able to do certain things.

“Dear fellow disabled and invited guests of this function, we are here to show that the disabled people as termed have abilities to perform duties like any other people of the community,” Abuk said.

She also appealed to his members to actively engage in doing light-work just like the able bodied people.

“In regards to other participation, the disabled have abilities to participate in those activities like for example when it comes to sports, most of the disabled can perform sports activities while on
their wheel chairs,” she said.

The state minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hon. Mareng Chuor who spoke on behalf of the state government, congratulated the disabled people’s initiative to organize such a colourful event.

He urged other stakeholders to support disabled people’s initiative.  “We as people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and as a government; this is a very big step and it is an indication that they are organized,” Mareng said.

“They are telling the government the good-wishes that here they are.  This is what we can afford by joining hands together.”

 He said after the talent show, the only thing left is to bring the people with disability to the next level of doing what they are good at.

The participants during the function displayed most of their hand-made materials like beds, hand-knitted bed sheets, wheeled chair and other handcrafts.

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