“People with disabilities are often forgotten. I’ve been fortunate as I had the chance to go to university level and haven’t faced much discrimination. I often share my own story with others to inspire and encourage them. The biggest challenge I face is the attitudes of some colleagues who see disability inclusion work as only my job and not something of real importance. But as the results are beginning to show more and more on the ground, there is a realisation that it’s possible to do better, and they are being convinced.”
Key lessons brought forward to the next phase
In addition to placing persons with disabilities at the centre of its work, a key success of COWASH’s disability inclusion efforts has been the recognition that everyone needs to take disability concerns into account in their work.