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Warrap: IOM Trains Over 90 Blinds in Sign and English Languages

At least nighty people with visual impairment have graduated on Thursday in Tonj South County,Warrap State after participating in a one-month training on, English  and sign languages.

Organized by the International Organization of Migration (IOM), and witnessed by the governor of Warrap State Aleu Ayieny Aleu,the training was meant to bring to the public light the challenges faced by blind people.

“The purpose of this training was to give light to the public about the mobility difficulties faced by the visually impaired people,” Gloria, the IOM representative said on Thursday.

William Deng Nhial Deng one of the participants said that they are clinically vulnerable and that many of them are living on insufficient income, deplorable housing facilities, and are receiving inadequate support and urged government, businesses, and the media to always remember them.

Deng requested the International Organizations and allies to build strong alliances with the main focus of connecting disabled people to information, advice, and support.

He further revealed that he is mobilizing disabled Persons’ organizations to unite in creating louder and unified campaign against inequality and discrimination they face all over the country even in courts.

“Despite the challenges faced at every turn, we are building a movement for change that is becoming bigger and better.”Deng added.

In the same vein,Daniel Mabior Thokjok who also attended this training said that people with  disability are uniting and supporting each other yet also contributing to the society through  sports, business, arts, and as a result, they are becoming increasingly more visible and influential especially with the help of the media.

“I appreciate IOM and their partners for supporting persons with disability. Every day, millions of disabled people find the courage, cleverness, and determination to overcome barriers and contribute to the society,” he added.

 Mabior revealed that the society does not want to recognize, value and include them yet some of their members do impressive things through innovation adding that they are determined to cause change that will allow them to have access to all areas of life.

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