“Becoming the winner of the first ‘Miss Wheelchair’ pageant has given me a platform to educate society on the special needs of people with disabilities.”
What kind of awareness are you creating?
“In developed countries, public buildings are easily accessible for people in wheelchairs and the blind. Nigeria needs to adopt such standards to enable people with disabilities play their own role in building the country. Basic things like wheelchair ramps, wider bathroom stalls with rails and clean functioning toilets rather than pit toilets can make life so much easier for people with disabilities.”
She is a beauty queen, singer, advocate for the disabled and inspiration to many. Grace Jerry is one of the many Nigerian unsung heroes who we celebrate on “Naija Diamonds”. Be inspired every Saturday at 20:30 CAT (19:30 WAT) only on EbonyLife TV channel 165.
Are you interested in supporting Grace’s efforts? Contact her organization
(Organization for & By Persons with Disability)
No 92 Lomay Road, SabonBarki, Jos South, Plateau State.