Grenada Broadcasting Network

20th May 2022

  

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The annual observance of international day of disabled persons aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

In celebrating the day this year GBN’s Godfrey Augustine spoke to one man who is visually impaired.

The global crisis of COVID-19 is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing the extent of exclusion and highlighting work on disability inclusion is imperative. People with disabilities are one of the most excluded groups in our society and are among some of the hardest hit in this crisis.

On Thursday 3rd December, persons with disabilities around the world celebrated international day for persons with disabilities under the theme Building Back better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.

In light of this GBN’s popular radio program, release it with Godfrey Augustine spoke to visually impaired teacher Jamal Phillip who says persons like him are underestimated.

Dr. Sonia Nixon who was also a guest on the show explains that societal inclusiveness is important.

Also in light of celebrating international day of disability, the Grenada National Council of the disabled collaborated with the Grenada Community library on Thursday to use a special section of the library for children with disability.

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