- Ibrahim Sodeeq, a visually impaired boy from Oyo state, has demonstrated a brilliant skill by riding a bicycle
- Sodeeq made the demonstration of his skill along Isemi-Ile road, Okeho, on Friday, January 24
- The brilliant boy was a good bicycle rider before he became blind in 2010
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A visually impaired boy, Ibrahim Sodeeq, has been receiving accolades for his extraordinary ability to ride a bicycle despite his condition.
YEN.com.gh gathers that the 22-year-old boy who hails from Isale-Oke, Saki West local government area of Oyo state has no doubt made his disability a great source of empowerment.
During a practical demonstration of the riding exercise that took place at his hostel premises at Off Adegbite road along Isemi-Ile road, Okeho, on Friday, January 24, Sodeeq said he was a perfect and professional bicycle rider before he became blind in 2010.
He said before he became blind he used to ride bicycles within the town and also to the nearest towns, villages, and communities.
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Sodeeq, a JSS2 student at Awoyemi Commercial High School Okeho, said he only lost his outer eyes but his inner eyes have been of great help.
He also said that he could weave, make beads and bags, and also engage in other entrepreneurial activities that help foot his bills and sponsor his education.
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On the current situation of his blindness, Sodeeq said though he was not happy and felt bad when he became a blind person in 2010, he is now happy because his blindness has encouraged him to do things he could not believe he could do.
The 22-year-old aspired journalist said he prays and aspires to become a great media personality and newscaster.
He urged people with no disabilities to see people with disabilities as creatures of God who should not be condemned because of their current challenges.
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Sodeeq called on government at all levels to include the handicaps in their scheme of things, adding that they were only disabled but not mentally imbalanced.
In other news, Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner was a Black woman who revolutionized the sanitary pads to have belts connected to a pocket that was moisture-proof, making women able to go into the public during their periods.
Dlwstoryteller.com reports that before the invention, there were not very many options for women who were menstruating back in the day as they used wads of cloth or rags and it wasn’t advisable to leave the house.
Reports indicate that Beatrice was full of inventions all her life. It started at the early age of six when the brilliant young girl made their door self-oiling so that when her mother went out the back door in the morning, the squeaking wouldn’t wake her.
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