Liberia: Harsh Condition Forces Physically Challenged Out Of College, Turns to Shoe Repairing - News Summed Up

Liberia: Harsh Condition Forces Physically Challenged Out Of College, Turns to Shoe Repairing


Laffa lamented, “It is difficult for us to attend the [community] college due to the distance, damaged bridge and the college loop structures are not disabled-friendly.”“I graduated from the Liberia Christian High School two years ago. I managed to make my way to the community college but I couldn’t continue due to the challenges,” Laffa added. “The college campus is very far from Buchanan; other students use the bus but we as disabled students do not have access to the bus due to our wheels,” he explained. Due to the existing challenges, Laffa stressed he dropped out of school and has now become mending old shoes as a means of survival. “I have turned to be a shoe repairer because I need to survive.”Like many public buildings in Liberia, Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC) does not have a ramp, which makes the facility accessible to wheelchair users.


Source: Front Page Africa February 09, 2021 05:26 UTC



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