How many of you truly understand how the disabled are treated around the world?
I think the story from Moses Gonsi will help you to understand and be inspired to reach your potential.
Jenifer Simpson, AAPD's Sr. Director, Telecommunications & Technology Policy, recently returned from a trip to Africa in conjunction with work she is doing with the United Nations on the technology accessibility provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Jenifer met many advocates from the African continent during her travels, and several intend to share their stories, in their own words on JFActivist.
Guest Column on JFActivist
By Moses Gonsi
I am Moses from Nigeria. Here is my disability story:
I am Moses Gonsi, born on the 3rd of April, 1973. I come from Lewe Town in Gokana, a local government area of Rivers state, Nigeria.
Born deformed, I was put in a basket and abandoned in a place called the Forbidden Forest in my village by my father, who was amongst the people that stood strong in ensuring that an age-long tradition of killing deformed and twin babies was respected...
Read more about Moses Gonsi at JFActivist.
What part of Moses Gonsi’s message did you enjoy?What piece disturbed you? Does Moses Gonsi inspire you to act in any way; if so how?
When doing your work to help yourself, or others do not forget the others around the world who also might benefit from your work.
I completely agree with Moses when Moses talks about believing there is potentials God has embedded in everyone, disabled or not. I hope you will find your potential to carry out your life’s dreams and aspirations.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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