Where It Is Considered a Curse to Have a Disability
- Published on Thursday, 27 September 2012 15:41
Old but deeply rooted superstitions in African culture and beliefs cause many to regard a disability as a curse from the gods. Because of this and the fear of ill treatment by other's in the community, many babies with disabilities are killed. Those that aren't are hidden away and kept from having contact with the community and sometimes even members of the family. Little time and money is spent on their care and most of it is put into the abled bodied children.
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