No longer left out
other appropriate means of communication; and to reasonable access to necessary materials, substances and devices relating to the person’s disability.
A person with any disability has the right to reasonable adaptation of buildings, infrastructure, vehicles, working arrangements, rules, practices or procedures, to enable their full participation in society and the effective realisation of their rights.” Her head teacher, Sofia Waqanidrola, said the event was an opportunity for them to show their potential and make them feel they were part of society and not left out. Naomi, originally from Nayavu, Ra, has been visually impaired since birth. Ms Waqanidrola said it was an occasion for her student to show their potential and made them feel part of the society in a sense they aren’t left out.
President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote said what Naomi did was inspiring.
He said Fiji made a special effort to take everyone on board forward on the new journey which included people with disabilities. “And we are determined as a nation that, as far as possible, disability should be no barrier to advancement, our first paralympian gold medalist Honorable Iliesa Delana is now our Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports,” he said.