Visually impaired not a hindrance for Harshita

60 year old Anaseini Vesinawa and Fiji National Council of Disability Persons staff Ana Cilia during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrations in Suva today. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

BEING visually impaired did not deter Harshita Singh from pursuing her studies at the Fiji National University (FNU).

The Certificate IV in Child Care student was among those that celebrated and observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) today at the tertiary institution today.

Ms Singh said the coordinators at the Disability Unit were very helpful to her throughout her studies at FNU and they provided all the support that a student with disability needs while studying.

She said she knew many students with disability who had completed courses at FNU.
“There needs to be hope and with right guidance, any person with disability can attain proper education,” Ms Singh said.

FNU’s Disability Unit Coordinator, Sovaia Coalala said they had an open door policy.

“I would encourage students to come and study at the University and be assured that they will be provided support to progress them in their academic and career goals,” Ms Coalala said.

She highlighted that since FNU was a dual sector University, it had a wider variety of programmes that the students could choose from taking into account their preferences and strengths.

FNU is committed to providing an accessible, welcoming, working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities

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