On the occasion of International World disability day, Saaya Association and Comsats University have arranged an awareness program in Islamabad.Students were sensitized on the disability issues and inclusion of persons with disabilities. Mr. Asim Zafar President Saaya Association delivered lecture on disability where heprovoked students to think about disability and concept of independent living. He described the history of independent living movement and its contribution in the lives of persons with disabilities.
Ms. SaimaAslam a woman with disability from Saaya Association related her life history with disability; she described how independent living has changed her life. Learning self-management skills has helped her to be independent in life, without being burden on others. She performs her daily living chores using personal assistant and with her electric wheelchair, she can move freely in society and contribute as productive part. Awareness Cricket match between Saaya wheelchair team &student of COMSAT university was played.