- "Focus on the person, not the disability. We have one disability, but 99 abilities to build on!” is the compelling message from the Ethiopian activist and #RightLivelihood2017
Laureate Yetnebersh Nigussie. She became blind at the age of five due to a meningitis infection, but her misfortune became an opportunity as she escaped an early marriage and was sent to the Shashemane Catholic School for the blind. Education was the turning point in her life. The Nuns running the school helped Yetnebersh to focus on her capabilities and she later became one of the first blind, female lawyers in Ethiopia. She co-founded the Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development and has been heavily involved in the work of the African Disability Forum. Yetnebersh is currently a Senior Inclusion Advisor with @lightfortheworldint.
On 1 December she will receive the Right Livelihood Award at @vasamuseet
“for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential and changing mindsets in our societies.” Celebrate Yetnebersh by sharing this video and join the fight for inclusion of the about 1 billion people who have some kind of disability! #AlternativeNobel #Inclusion #Educationforall #Ethiopia #Blind #Disabilityrights #Africa #Inspiration #Change #YetnebershNigussie