NATIONAL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (NVRCD), joined with the rest of the world as it celebrated theInternational Day for Persons with Disabilities with a march through the streets of St. John’s.
The March attracted seventy (70) persons and began at 1 pm at the St. George the Fifth Grounds and ended at the Botanical Gardens with a short ceremony.
The highlight of the event was a poem written by Secretary of the NVRCD, Valarie Davis. The poem was based on the international theme for World Disability Day 2018:
DISABLED AND EMPOWERED
Empowering persons with disabilities and
Ensuring inclusiveness and equality,
Will make for better society.
Let us continue the fight for total accessibility,
And for the advancement of the rights and
Wellbeing of all persons with a disability.
Promoting, empowerment means more employment,
For all those disabled person who are affected.
We need investment in health-care, nutrition and education,
As well as access to society for social and political participation
Being disabled does not define anyone.
As a matter of fact it’s a part of the human condition.
To be empowered will allow us to take
Advantage of opportunities,
And readily embrace our civic responsibilities