|Estimates of people living with visual impairment in Nigeria currently stands at about 3 million people, with the majority between the ages of 16-40 years.
The visually impaired are pressured to adopt and play predefined roles in society’s unconsciously discriminatory and derogatory script for the visually-impaired.
They are forced to play these roles because of the lack of physical and socio-cultural infrastructure required to enable the visually impaired chart an independent course in life.
From the government’s disinterest in facilitating an inclusive society for the less abled, to the disinterest of some families in caring for and investing in their visually impaired children, and that of private organizations in providing disabled access to their establishments, there’s a lot that isn’t ideal.
Visually impaired persons possess as much of sound minds, dreams and aspirations, as sighted people and deserve an opportunity to attain self-actualization.
Our vision, therefore, is to create and widely promote a self-sustaining positive image of the visually-impaired amongst us as ordinary people who have been forced to learn how to overcome or are in the process of overcoming the challenges of visual impairment.
The Discovery Quest was set up to:
1. Change the narrative associated with visual impairment in Nigeria through creative exposure of the challenges experienced by the visually impaired in Nigerian society.
2. Education the public on the ways in which these challenges can be reduced through the production of documentaries, short movies, Stage Plays and activities that show the creative spirit of the visually impaired.
3. Direct private and corporate interests into projects that would benefit the greatest number of the visually impaired in the country