Grace Jerry

Disability-activist and Advocate.

Disability-activist and Advocate

Early life


is a Nigerian disability-activist, human rights advocate, a musician and beauty pageant queen who was awarded the Miss Wheelchair Nigeria. She is a spokesperson for over 25 million Nigerians who are living with disability. Grace Jerry, the Executive Director of Xperience Grace Foundation has performed in concerts within and out Nigeria. She is the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows who were honored by President Barack Obama.

Career


She brought freshness to advocacy efforts through her unique blend of passion and music, bringing prominence to the important roles of persons with disabilities in development. Since emerging Miss Wheelchair National queen she has remained consistent in her passion to mainstream disability in development issues, through her work at Inclusive Friends where she works as director, providing direction and inspiration for change. As WaterAid Nigeria’s official spokesperson on disability in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Grace works to ensure inclusive access for persons with disabilities and to end violence through benefit concerts, the proceeds of which have provided toilets for schools serving children with disabilities. Grace plans to use the knowledge and experience she gains from the Fellowship in deepening her advocacy efforts to end discrimination and violence against women with disabilities in Nigeria.

Works


Her Singles includes: I Am Grace, I Love You, E go Happen, She Organizes a Nigeria Precinct Program for Aspiring Young African Leaders.

Reference


Wikipedia

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