ISLAMABAD: Disability is in the environment, not the person. “These customised wheelchairs that we have received today will bridge the gap between the differently-abled and the constricted environment.” These words reflect the morale of 22-year old Sumaya Ilyas, who lost her legs to polio at age two. She was talking to The Express Tribune at a media briefing on the distribution of customised wheelchairs in Pakistan by Walkabout Foundation at Marriott Hotel on Sunday.
The wheelchairs Illyas was referring to were provided by Walkabout Foundation in collaboration with the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, JS Bank and the Special Talent Exchange Programme. Continue Reading »