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Published On: Wed, Jul 18th, 2018

NGO urges women with disabilities to be self-reliant

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By Paul Efiong Abuja

A Non-Governmental Organization, Steps to the Top Leadership Center has called on women with disabilities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to give their lives meaning by believing in themselves and think of how their lives could be better in future.
Dr. Teresa Nwachukwu, Co- Founder of the NGO, who made this call while speaking at a workshop on women with disability tagged: Project Thinkable, which is funded by the government of the Netherlands through VOICE Nigeria, said women with disability can do more for themselves, than allowing their disability to make not so good to themselves and the society.
Nwachukwu said that the aim of the project was to support women with disabilities within and outside the FCT, so they can gain confidence in themselves, participate in the community life and empower them for better future.
“We are working with 34 women with disabilities in three thematic areas, leadership development, mentorship and community service. The project is innovative in the sense of its inclusiveness, women with disabilities serving as both facilitators and mentors,” she explained.
She urged disabled women to build confidence and participate in community life and empower them to be better advocate for their rights.

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