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Chidi Topaz Olujie: Spreading Effective Activism via Social Media

Chidi Topaz Olujie is a famous philanthropist and an educator who is also an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities based in Nigeria. He currently serves as the National Secretary of the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) and also as the national coordinator of the Coalition of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Internet Advocacy: How It Has Shifted Human Rights Struggles

We also see how online activism get result in institutional and material changes to the reality of people who suffer various forms of oppression. Take for instance, Chidi Topaz Olujie, an advocate for the rights of Persons with Disability in Nigeria. At the age of two after being misdiagnosed with malaria when, in fact, he had contracted mumps, Olujie suffered complications that resulted in permanent deafness. Refusing to allow his disability to stop him, he went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education degree in Special Education.

Adversities are stepping stones towards growth

The world has become full of people complaining about how life is unfair to them. Life gives a fair share of troublesome situations to everyone. The question is, what determines the quality of life that we would lead. Some people get entangled in the blame game and hold the circumstances responsible for their failures, while others take the reins of life in their hands and lead the life in the direction they want to go. These are the people that go on to become famous leaders because once they become masters in their journeys they help others who are on the same road as they are.

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