Like any other individual out there who has a perception or a way of doing things so do persons with disabilities. Over the years persons with disabilities have been treated as charity individual – people who exist to be given support. Times have changed and in this day and age the charity approach has no room and everyone is striving to become independent.
This challenge has greatly affected persons with disabilities and generally how persons without disabilities approach the entire situation. To be honest I always felt sympathy whenever I meet a person with a disability and my first thought is to give something little I have.
However, this is changing, instead of offering donations and charities to persons with disabilities, how about creating an opportunity? How about creating an environment that will allow persons with disabilities learn skills and compete in the job market, offer their services to grow the economy?
Reasons for this change is my constant interaction with persons with disabilities through my position at Riziki Source. Since the beginning of March 2017, I am working as an ICT trainer, also training in job readiness and application processes. To my surprise, most of the persons with disabilities are very eager to learn. I believe, given the opportunity, persons with disabilities would live an impactful life.