Articles Tagged ‘Project Enable, - Hacey’

No Boundaries- The PWDs Heroes Gathering

In line with the International Day of Persons With Disability (December 3rd) and the United Nations theme for this year – Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of all Abilities, with support of Access Bank Plc and the United States Consulate, this event was held at Access Bank Plc Corporate Headquarters  to celebrate individuals, corporate organizations and civil society who have championed the cause of persons with disabilities in our society.

Reflection of a Mandela Washington Fellow: Social Exclusion: An Expression of Inequalities

In the 20th century, a great educator, Paulo Freire, made a profound statement, one that points to the source of most human inequalities and injustice. He said “the greatest problem of humanity is dehumanisation.” No matter how we have defined this, denying other humans of their basic rights to education, empowerment, healthcare, shelter and a life lived to the fullest is man’s greatest limitation on humanity. Nelson Mandela’s words gave a clearer definition to dehumanization (which is most expressed as social dehumanization in this age): to deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity; to impose on them a wretched life of hunger and deprivation is to dehumanise them.