Mr. Arnav Nambiar, 16, Founder of Limitless Ghana Foundation donated 150 bags of rice and 25 cartons of Milo chocolate drink to persons living with disabilities (PWDs) in Accra. The gift will support PWDs with critically needed food assistance during this moment of crisis. Mr. Nambiar, a high school student of Lincoln Community School, remarked that he felt obliged, as Ambassador of the Ghana Paralympic team for the impending Tokyo Olympics, to help the community of PWDs in Accra during these difficult times. He was hopeful that the pandemic will soon be a thing of the past so everyone could go about their lives peacefully.
Mr. Nambiar observed that the outbreak of COVID-19 showed how vulnerable to disasters we were as a society and how we might not necessarily be prepared to deal with a pandemic of this proportion. He called on the youth to also support PWDs with their resources at a time when the whole world is in crisis.
Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Mrs. Cynthia Mamle Morrison received the food package and commended Mr. Arnav Nambiar and Limitless Ghana Foundation for stepping up to raise public awareness and funds to support PWDs. Mrs. Morrison singled out Mr. Nambiar for being a stellar example of leadership for young people. She challenged other young people to draw inspiration from the work of Mr. Nambiar and take the initiative to address challenges we have around us in a time of crisis.
Dr. Peter Obeng Asamoah, Executive Director of Ghana Blind Union, thanked Mr. Arnav Nambiar and Limitless Ghana Foundation for encouraging the public to support PWDs in Ghana at a time of a pandemic. Mr. Elvis Alpui, a person living with disability who is also a National Accessibility Ambassador, Mr. Nambiar’s initiative. He appealed to the public to support PWDs to make them resilient in their daily lives. President of the Greater Accra Federation of Disability Organisations Mr. Anthony Adarkwa also commended the Mr. Arnav Nambiar for remembering persons living with disability at a critical time. Mr. Adarkwa reminded the public that PWDs were unable to go out to queue like everyone else to get food distributed in the streets by government, companies or individuals.
Limitless Ghana Foundation is a nonprofit charity, which creates awareness about people living with disabilities in Ghana and supports them through fundraising activities. The charity was founded by Mr. Nambiar in 2018 after he became wheelchair-bound and depended on crutches for mobility over a few weeks following a road accident. The charity project is called “Limitless” because “it truly represents the spirit of the people with impairments.” Over the past two years, Mr. Arnav has met several heads of organizations to advocate for the communities who need the most support.