Avoid self-pity, consultant tells sickle cell patients


At a time when over 40% of youths are unemployed, getting gainful employment for youths with disabilities becomes much more difficult.

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This is why Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative, a non-governmental organization, organised a seminar in Lagos to encourage youths with sickle cell disorder to summon the courage and go for self-employment.

The seminar featured two panels of experts who in spite of being sickle cell carriers have made an impact in their chosen endeavours.

All the five speakers in the first panel are married women who, in spite of having sickle cell disorder, started a business or a career and made meaningful progress.

Mrs Olusola Akinfola, managing partner, Conxton law firm and legal adviser to Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative, told the youths that there is no legal inhibition on the way of sickle cell carriers if they want to start a business.

She said they should refuse to be intimidated by their disability.

Mr Aderonke Kester, a human resource consultant who…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper