In his talk Elly describes, his journey with acquired disability, and how hope helped him to restore his identity and overcome depression that came from acquired paralysis, he states that with hope there is always something to hope against. Elly is an entrepreneur and a disability advocacy champion. Having acquired a
physical disability in his early twenties, Elly has learned to overcome adversity and
is keen to offer hope. Elly ambulates using a wheelchair which has opened him to
see obstacles in the community making him passionate about disability inclusion
and an avid advocate for persons with disability.
Elly speaks to different groups and individuals on matters accessibility, inclusion
and the dignity of persons with disability. He is a former head of department for
persons with disability at CITAM valley road. He has previously been privileged to
sit at the UN’s world disability day organizing committee and work with the
KYES-USAID program as a TOT and a disability mobilizer. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at