Differently-abled and following their dreams against the odds

Against the odds:  DJ Ricky Lamar
Against the odds: DJ Ricky Lamar

It is hard for people living with disabilities and their families to enjoy a free and joyous life because in most cases they are either shunned, discriminated against or socially excluded. Despite all the challenges, there some differently-abled people are living their lives to the fullest and pursuing their dreams. Mmegi Correspondent NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE writes

All the discrimination, funny stares and gossip forces many families to hide their children who are living with disabilities, in a bid to protect them from being bullied by the public. The attitudes are sometimes the result of cultural norms and beliefs that associate disabilities with witchcraft or curses.

However, some people living with disabilities are fortunate enough to have a strong supportive system from family members, more especially parents. This helps boost their confidence, stand firm and work hard towards achieving their dreams.

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