The Nigerian Association of the Blind, NAB has tasked Students with Disabilities to live above their limitations.
Making this call during an Inclusion Works Career Change Dialogue series for high school and pre-varsity Students with Disabilities, themed ‘Paddling the Professional Career Path for Persons with Disabilities in the New Normal, Oluwakemi Odusanya, the Program Officer, NAB charged Persons with Disabilities not to limit themselves.
According to her, PWDs ought to accept and be proud of their disabilities.
Further pointing out that acceptance of one’s condition makes things easy, Odusanya said, “do not limit yourself, always be proud of yourself, you need to accept your disability.
“When you accept your disability, it makes it easy to take whatever stone people throw at you,” She said.
Also speaking at the dialogue, Shola Orimoloye a Human Resource practitioner who also encouraged PWDs not to limit themselves pointed out that the fact that they can always attain greater heights if they set their minds towards it.
She explained that PWDs could do the unusual and break boundaries even with their disabilities.
Encouraging PWDs to go beyond the usual by doing the unusual Orimoloye said, “that I can’t do something that is usual, doesn’t mean I can’t do anything at all, it means I can do things that are unusual, it means that I can actually o beyond the norm, it means I can break boundaries.”
Further pointing that the first limitation an individual could encounter while doing things is one’s mind, she charged the PWDs to know their passion and pursue it.
Also gracing the event was Doctor Ife Akintunde who gave a brief overview of the professional space and the chances of PWDs in the evolving world.