- May 10, 2023
- Posted by: mediageneral
- Category: Media General, News
The First Lady, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, welcomed the winner of TV3’s Talented Kidz Season 14, 7-year-old Abigail Adjiri to her office in Accra on Friday, April 28. During the meeting, the hearing-impaired champion, who won the competition as a dancer, staged a short performance to the delight of Mrs Akufo-Addo.
Her Excellency the First Lady congratulated Abigail on her courage and talent, despite her hearing impairment. She was also impressed by Abigail’s ability to lip-read. She remarked; “…it is indeed a remarkable feat and I am proud of your courage and abilities”. The First Lady encouraged Abigail’s parents to enrol her in sign language classes to equip her with additional skills for communication.
Executive Director of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), Mr Juventus Duorinaah, who accompanied the team from Media General to call on the First Lady, also encouraged Abigail’s family to learn how to use sign language to enhance her communication. Mr Duorinaah was optimistic about the prospects of Abigail fulfilling all her dreams through learning sign language.
The First Lady pledged her unwavering support to Abigail and her family as well as the wider groups of persons living with different forms of disabilities in Ghana.
The team from Media General was led by News Anchor and GJA Journalist of the Year, Portia Gabor and Corporate Communications Manager, Nancy Vukania.
Abigail Adjiri whose hearing has been impaired since birth, mainly communicates through writing and improvised gestures and determines the rhythms of music through her feet.
The meeting was a real moment of inspiration for all those present.