Day 2207: Disability in Rural Areas in South Africa

The things I don’t think twice about are things other people pray for – that’s what I keep realizing.


It’s 10 : 48  AM on day 2207 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 12:25, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ).


Today I read The triple vulnerability of being poor and disabled in rural South Africa which made me conscious of my own privilege I’m fortunate that whenever I need to go to a doctor my parents can pay for the appointment and drive me there which sadly is not the case for most people with disabilities living in rural areas in South Africa they have to worry about distance and transportation I do hope that the solutions mentioned in the article will be implemented because truly South Africa cannot prosper if a segment of the population feels like the general population doesn’t care about them.

2 thoughts on “Day 2207: Disability in Rural Areas in South Africa

  1. Andrea (@ElysianFleur)

    I feel people with disabilities must take to social media actively to voice their concerns about disability rights, inclusion and accessibility. If pwds don’t speak up, those in positions of authority would assume that you’re satisfied with the facilities and there’s no more work to be done when the truth is the opposite. Infrastructural accessibility must be made a priority across all disability programs, whether that’s accessible transport, access to healthcare, access to education and technology or devices/aid.

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