The third session for Jazba was filled with information, a bit of hypnotism, and lots of laughter!
We started the session with learning about 6 disabilities: visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical disability, speech & language disorder, Autism and intellectual disability. We also learnt about Human Rights and examined the articles of the United Nations Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities so we can be better informed during our future advocacy campaigns!
Sumra Ahmed, Programme Manager of NOWPDP’s Artpreneurs for Change, delivered an insightful session on how art can be used as therapy. She also described how this concept has been turned into a sustainable project providing art as therapy for children with disabilities.
This was followed by a presentation on business development where Razee Khan attempted to hyponotize the Ambassadors to be more financially aware! Ambassadors were taught skills to make awareness and fund-raising events successful. Sarah Ansari, Programme Manager of Skills Development and Market Access (heArtwork), also delivered a presentation on her programme and the products that they produce.
The last session on public speaking and theatre was conducted by Hassaan Bin Shaheen and was filled with laughter and energy. Youth Ambassadors learnt that they were all ‘Kings and Queens!’ and should speak assertively and confidently!
This is a brief synopsis of the penultimate session (which lasted 6 hours) to becoming Youth Ambassadors for disability and inclusive society. This post is part of a series covering Youth Ambassador trainings which can be found here: Week 1 and Week 2.