2022 Session 47: World Disability Day 2022

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2022 Session 47 Report
  • Topic: World Disability Day
  • Date: Saturday 10/12/2022 
  • Volunteers Present: 5
  • Total Number of Attendees: 58
  • Timings: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: World Disability Day
  • Resource Person: Sonnel Iluwa


We decided to mark World Disability Day, which was marked globally on the 13th of December on our 47th session. We had Mr. Sonnel Iluwa present as our guest facilitator.

Session Delivery

We began the session with an opening prayer by the coordinator, after which a melodious recorded Itsekiri anthem was played from the public address system and everyone sang along.

A quick recap of the previous session was done, and the participants were able to recall what Mr. Justice Affoh taught them. It is amazing to know that the consciousness of not getting involved in any form of social vices and corruption remains in them.

The floor was open for our guest facilitator  Mr. Sonnel Iluwa who has so much ability in his disability because he is physically challenged. We chose to reflect the free world Disability Day which was marked on the 13th of December on our 47th session.

Mr. Sonnel Iluwa who has been disabled since birth is a teacher, IT personnel, Graphic designer, web developer, MC, writer, photographer etc.  He is suitable to facilitate the session as he complements the theme for the year, which is the role of technology and innovation in fuelling an accessible and equal world for all persons with or without disabilities.

It was an interactive session as the participants were asked to talk about what they know about disability. A participant said it is when someone cannot walk properly, another said it is when someone limps. It was surprising to see their perception of disability as a condition that is associated with just the legs.

He made the participants know that disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities and interact with the world around them. It is not a condition associated with legs only. It can be a disability of the hands, eyes (blind), ears (deaf), brain etc.

Key activities during the session 

  • A pictorial illustration of disabled people who have attained high positions in their different occupations was displayed.

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