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180 living with disabilities in province

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, March 22, 2014

THERE are 180 people living with disabilities in Rewa Province, says Rewa Disabled Association representative Litia Naitanui.

Ms Naitanui, in a presentation to the Rewa Provincial Council meeting, said the association had programs to help the disabled and also the community.

She said most times people living with disabilities are neglected but now the association is moving forward in building a strong foundation for themselves through empowerment projects.

"We have agricultural projects that can help us in the future and we have become one of the top 10 groups in the country that have been recognised for the tremendous work we do," Ms Naitanui said.

"People often look at disability as a barrier but now people with disabilities are moving ahead in what they do."

She said they have been recognised for the great skills they have in craftwork like sewing.

"We have a lot of challenges that we face within the province but we are able to face them head on because we know that we can overcome any issue," Ms Naitanui said.

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