A train is a means of transport both for people and goods. Trains have been in use since 21 February 1804. 


While motor cars use roads to move from point A to B and have the freedom to change course, trains have been conditioned to follow a laid down rail system, thus cannot, just, choose to change their course that easily. Many times, for those of us who are differently-abled in the community, we face the same challenge, where we are not free to maneuver as other members of society.

Compiled By Bishop Pride Sibiya

What pains us most is how then our friends and relatives label us. A train moving out of its rail-trail is spelling untold disaster. Why then do you describe us by such? Hanzi, "uyu aakubuda munjanji," to describe one of us who is having complications with their sanity. Some of the terms society uses are so dehumanizing, emphasizing more on the disability more than the humanity of the person. Should it be "chirema," or "munhu akaremara?"
"Uyu Aakubuda Munjanji!" Disabled's Daily, Derogatory Doses
"Uyu Aakubuda Munjanji!" Disabled's Daily, Derogatory Doses

Below I will give you how we are described and ask you to replace those words and phrases with others that can bring back dignity to a person with a disability in the comments' section:

Mapofu... munhu asingaone!
Matsi...
Dum-dum...
S.A.S.C.A.M...
Chimumumu...
Chirema? zvirema...
Ngobhi...
Bhero...
Z.I.M.C.A.R.E...
Masope...
Anokonya...
Mapenzi...
Matavire...
Kondo...
Katsvenyu...

Guys, chii chatiri kuti "chi..?" Munhu ari mumupanda 1 not 7? Ndizvo? Munhu haasi chisina basa, chakashata, chakashoreka, munhu akasikwa nemufananidzo waMwari (Genesis 1:26-27).

As we close, very few people chose to be disabled. Some were born that way, some were made by circumstances later in life. Let us all stand for the rights of persons with disabilities knowing that we do not know who next will be disabled! They need more rights than charity, many people with disabilities are willing to mete out a life for themselves, off-course with the love, consideration, care, and help from all of us!

We love you.

Community Leaders Training on SASA Together. FAWEZI, Learnard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe, Action Aid Zimbabwe, and Family Aids Caring Trust

Have a wonderful and blessed day. Amen

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