Inspire : Because who is perfect?

This inspirational video will make your day beautiful 🙂


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Story : The First Public Concert

The first concert

Even the people outside the Auditorium could hear the cheers and applauses, as the beguiled audiences roared a standing ovation.

Some eyes are even filled with tears to hear such a musical treat.

Arun-the drummer walked to Nisha- the pianist, held her hands so as Sam-the flute player and the trio bowed down to the hundreds of people cheering.

You may think, what so special about these kind of events?

Lo and behold. 

Sam can speak only via his flute, Nisha can never get up from her piano chairs and Arun has never heard the sounds of his loud drums. That was their First Public Concert.

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Disability can never disable One’s Dreams

– Din

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Life has Stories to Tell : Nodira, a Girl from Uzbekistan

Nodira

Nodira – on 2006

“What I want more than anything is a friend who also has a disability,” she says. “Somebody to talk to that will not feel sorry for me or make fun of me, somebody who will understand what my life is like.”

Nodira, which means ‘unique’ in Uzbek, is one of five children in a poor family. Every morning, after reciting her prayers, Nodira feeds the hens and goats from her wheelchair. The rest of her day is spent knitting for other people and helping her mother with the household chores.

Nodira has never been to school because it is too far from her home and inaccessible for her wheelchair. A local teacher used to come and tutor her at home and, as a result, she was able to finish third grade. After that, her parents moved to another town and the tutor’s visits became more sporadic.

Despite the many difficulties and frustrations that plague Nodira’s life she is fortunate to be living with her family. The stigma attached to children living with disabilities, combined with the lack of wheelchair access in schools and the economic difficulties faced by many Uzbek families following the collapse of the Soviet Union, have led many parents to place children with disabilities in special institutions. In fact, of the 23,000 children in institutional care in Uzbekistan, 19,626 have disabilities.

These days, Nodira does homework exercises at home and reads as much as she can. Still, it is unlikely that she will be able to finish her primary education, much less attend university. While missing out on an education is a great disappointment to Nodira, her greatest wish – a true friend – can still come true.

“What I want more than anything is a friend who also has a disability,” she says. “Somebody to talk to that will not feel sorry for me or make fun of me, somebody who will understand what my life is like.”

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These were archived old articles which are really worthy to read even now. We keep posting more in the future.

Courtesy and Source : UNICEF