“An access gap is what we all experience when we try to live our best life within larger structures of constraint,” he asserts with a glint in his eye, “for me, it’s able-ism and queer-phobia. But I won’t be made to disappear from public view because the world is not ready for my existence.”
Edward Khanya Ndopu is the first disabled African to go to Oxford University. Sadly, the scholarship he has earned won’t cover the costs associated with his disability while there. Meaning he has to raise R500 000 for his 24-hour personal nurse Tino Nenne, buying an automated wheelchair and voice recognition software, amongst other things.
The irony is that his mission at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government is to study a Master’s Degree in Public Policy in order to take on governments all over the world on disability injustice issues.
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After attaining his degree at Oxford, he seeks to remove the constraints that make it impossible for people with disabilities around the world to live their best lives too through an organisation called the Evolve Initiative. Eddiecation, as brought to life by the Evolve Initiative, is about closing the access gaps between marginalised people and global opportunity.
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