April 12, 2024

Disability: 6,000 people for Out-on-A Limb advocacy walk

Disability: 6,000 people for Out-on-A Limb advocacy walk

By Chioma Obinna

To raise national and global consciousness about disability inclusion, Nigeria will on Saturday join the rest of the world in the 2024 Out On A Limb, OOAL, Advocacy Walk holding in 60 different locations worldwide.

The event, which will bring together a global community of individuals dedicated to empowering and including persons with disabilities (PWDs) in society, is designed to celebrate every step taken towards building a more inclusive world.

In a press statement to announce the programme, The IREDE Foundation, TIF, signed by Irene Dyboh, noted that under the theme “Celebrating Every Step,” OOAL harnesses the power of people to create engagement, mobilise communities, and inspire action.

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By joining hands and raising their voices, 6,000 participants will walk together, highlighting the challenges faced by People Living with Disabilities and emphasising the collective responsibility to foster a society that embraces diversity.

The event aims to raise national and global consciousness about disability inclusion, promoting positive attitudes and behaviours towards people with disabilities. Furthermore, OOAL advocates for inclusive access to quality education, ensuring that learners with disabilities have equal opportunities for lifelong learning.

The Foundation explained: “In addition to education, the OOAL Advocacy Walk also focuses on bridging the employability gap for individuals with disabilities. By fostering a positive attitude and behaviour towards PWDs, the event aims to create a more inclusive workforce and promote econ.

“The OOAL Advocacy Walk is not only a platform for raising awareness but also an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. This year’s event specifically targets children and youths

“Join us on April 13th as we take a decisive step towards a more inclusive society. Together, we can empower and include persons with disabilities, celebrating every step towards a brighter future.”

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