Some persons with disabilities have showcased their talents in modeling and other fashion activities in Douala, capital city of Cameroon’s littoral region.
This talent exhibition show falls within the framework of the fifth edition of the Afrikulture Fashion Show organised by Bakam Therese in Bonanjo, a neighborhood in Douala I subdivision.
The event brought together persons with disabilities, plus-size women, and orphans.
The goaled was to create and enabling environment for this minority group to showcase their hidden talent to the world.
The organiser, Bakam Therese revealed that, the intension behind the annual event id not only to project Africa’s rich culture but also to expose the talent harbored by persons with disabilities.
“These persons are honored today through a fashion show, we want to show the world that they too love fashion and can mount a runway to parade and sell what Africa has,” Bakam Therese said
During the fifth edition which was recently held in Douala, the Economic capital of Cameroon, the vision bearer revealed that her wish is to bring persons with disabilities to the same line when it comes to fashion in Africa.
She regretted persons with disabilities have be neglected in all sphere of societal live but hopefully intimated that it is their time to shine.
“We decided to bring our children to this fashion show because we wanted to tell their story to the world, they are not mysterious kids, they just have special needs, many have been abandoned by their parents, but Pur Foundation gives them a reason to smile through various activities like this one,” Bakam Therese added
The fashion show brought together models from Tchad, Ivory Coast and other African countries.
It is hope that many more individuals and organisations also take the lead in building a friendly environment for persons with disabilities and other minority groups.