Meet Visually Impaired Mechanic Inspiring and Providing Employment to Youth

Meet Visually Impaired Mechanic Inspiring and Providing Employment to Youth

  • Mohammed Hamdan is a visually impaired mechanic rendered blind after his retina developed a serious problem
  • Despite his condition, he has refused to allow the impediment to prevent him from continuing his craft
  • Today, Mohammed has won hearts over with his quality service and passion as a mechanic and is also employing the youth

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Despite his visual impairment, Mohammed Hamdan has not allowed the challenge to prevent him from continuing with his craft as a mechanic.

Fourteen years ago, he had a rude awakening when a problem with his retina rendered him blind.

Mohammed refused to let the challenge stop him from carrying on with his thriving craft as a mechanic because that was an essential source of income.

Mohammed Hamdan and a reporter at GHOne TV
Photo of Mohammed Hamdan and a reporter at GHOne TV. Source: GHOne TV/salveinternational.org
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Rising above his limitations

He has since not considered himself a blind person limited by his ability to see things around him.

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''To me, this has become a normal lifestyle for me. I don’t consider myself blind when I am working on any vehicle,'' says Mohammed Hamdan, reports Starrfm.com

Even though his job requires sight, Mohammed relies on touch, sound, and sometimes his tongue to provide quality service to his clients.

''I'm able to determine when any plugs are broken by using my tongue. I use my tongue to test the plug if it's broken. Sometimes I require the service of my assistant Yakubu who gets me the help,'' he added.

Mohammed's assistant, 18-year-old Yakubu, says since he started working with his master, he has never failed any vehicle.

Though visually impaired, his work has attracted the admiration of clients like Kobby, who will keep coming after each service.

''It beggars belief to have a visually impaired mechanic working on cars. When I first heard it, I was stunned beyond my imagination. If he can do this so can anyone.''

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Besides his assistant, Mohammed is also a source of hope for Tunde, his employee. And even though it may seem wishful, Mohammed's dream is to have his sight back to increase his client base.

Blind Lady Becomes First Person to Graduate with Accounting Degree from PSU

YEN.com.gh previously reported that in 2018, Sam Biyazin graduated with an Accounting degree from Portland State University, PSU, becoming the first blind student to attain the feat in the establishment.

The Ethiopian-born inspired many with her pioneering achievement as she paved the path for people like herself and abled students alike.

Originally, Biyazin was not born blind, but an accident left her visually impaired at age four, according to Devon Haskins of KGW News.

The Dental Advocate who Became the First African-American to Graduate from MUSC

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported Dr George C McTeer Sr, DMD, made history when he became the first African-American dentist to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC.

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The alumnus of the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC made a positive impact on his alma mater that has benefited students after him.

McTeer was a Maths and Science educator before switching to establish a career in dentistry, according to Education at MUSC.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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