The 3rd of December marks the International Day of Persons With Disabilities which promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, or people of determination. The day raises awareness around the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of living with a disability around the world.
Many organizations observe the day with fundraisers and inclusive competitions. To participate in the day, one can look for opportunities to be more inclusive of persons with disabilities, donate to an organization that supports people of determination, teach your children to treat those who are different with kindness and respect, and a business owner can offer discounts to people with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992, one year before the end of the International Decade of Disabled Persons that took place between 1983 and 1993. To celebrate this day, we compiled some of the most successful Arabs of determination that we should all be proud of!
Noora Sultan Al Kaabi
Noora is a young Emirati girl of determination that wrote a book about her journey and challenges with her hearing disability.
Amr is a motivational speaker, the Captain of The Egyptian Para-Swimming Team, and a Member of the NCW Egypt.
Karim El Mosalamy
Karim El Mosalamy is a 32-year-old horse riders who also plays handball, table tennis, and he also paints! He participated in the special olympics in 2019 and won gold and bronze medals.
Esraa El Bably
Dr. Esraa is a dentist, motivational speaker, and one of the most inspiring people you might ever come across.
Nesma Yehya is the founder of the first Egyptian brand for people of short stature.
Radwa Hassan is the first visually impaired presenter of a TV show in Egypt.