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KOTA KINABALU: Having no arms has not stopped Zhariff Afandi, from challenging himself at arduous physical activities.
This time, he is running the TMBT Ultra-TrailR Marathon 2017 to raise awareness for UNICEF's campaign for children with disabilities #THISABILITY.
Zhariff Afandi said, “I am running proof that disability does not mean inability. Children with disabilities are too often left out from society, forced to live hidden, separate lives. This is going to be one of the toughest, most exhilarating challenges of my life.”
Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF representative in Malaysia said, “Creating an inclusive society for all means making sure no child is left behind. Children with disabilities are still left out from education, and receiving the healthcare and financial support they need. I want to thank Zhariff for bringing attention to this cause and for so ably demonstrating that disability is not inability.”
UNICEF's #THISABILITY campaign aims to encourage positive attitudes and social acceptance of children with disabilities. The #THISABILITY campaign seeks to raise awareness on the issues faced by children with disabilities which become a barrier to achieving a more inclusive society for all.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www. unicef.my
For more information on Compressport TMBT Ultra-TrailR Marathon 2017 visit: http://www. borneoultra.com/tmbt1/
For more information, please contact: Rachel Choong, UNICEF Malaysia, +6012 416 2872, rchoong@ unicef.org Hana S. Harun, +6012 906 9568.