FEHACU 2021: Persons With Disabilities Shock Many At Prize Award Ceremony
By Raymond Dingana
Persons with Disabilities, PDWs have continued to prove that, disability is not inability.
They made their mark ones again at the just ended Festival Heritage of Arts and Cultures FEHACU 2021 that rounded off Sunday November 29,2021 with a Thanks Given Service at the Nkwen Baptist Church in Bamenda.
For two days, PWDs proved to the world that when it comes to talent exhibition, thinking about them in the background is a monumental error.
They stood tall in Arts and Craft, traditional dances, beauty pageant contest among others and this earned them big during the prize award ceremony.
Ijang Julienne took part in the FEHACU Beauty Pageant Contest and succeeded to send many of her fellow contestants out of the game thanks to her talents.
At the end of the day, she emerged third to the satisfaction of many who had actually wanted her at the first position but the votes were not enough to take her there.
She had earlier promises to visit churches, schools and other public places to see if they are disability friendly if elected Miss FEHACU.
"When I heard that a person with mobility impairment was one of the contestants of the Beauty Pegeant Contest, I told my self I was going to watch to the end. I was shocked to see her doing the unimaginable. She was so amazing. I doff my hat for her. We need such activities to always be around,"
Samjela Boris told drayinfos.
However, Ijang says her dream to see a disability friendly environment come to fruition is still very much alive.
The first prize for Traditional Embroidery was also won by Persons With Disabilities.
Traditional Embroidery has to do with the Marking of Traditional Dresses like the 'Toghu', Traditional Caps among others.
Persons with Disabilities also emerged victorious in many areas of Arts Work.
Their efforts left many spell bound as they thought having a disability is inability.
This amazing group of persons have invited their peers to shun self pity just because of their disabilities and get out from that mind set and be exemplarily citizens and contribute their own widow's mighty migh for the development of their communities.
They have also urged the population to step up their support to them by purchasing their products.
They say this will help them absorb many of their brothers and sisters so that life too can be worth living for them.