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Congratulations to Portia Johnson from People First Hamilton who has just won the ‘Hey There campaign’ run by Attitude Live.

‘Hey There’ was a social change campaign where the voices of young disabled people could be heard.

It was all about telling people:

– what it can be like to live with a disability

– about the importance of inclusion.

 

7 People First NZ members entered the competition and shared their stories but it was Portia’s video that went viral!  It had more than 500 video plays and over 600 shares on social media! Portia’s video was about wanting to find paid work, but it was also about being given a chance.

Work does not just mean money.  It also means independence and being included in the community.

We think it highlights some very important issues that many of our members face.

 

Congratulations Portia and thanks to all of the members who entered and made sure people with learning disability were seen in this campaign.

 

Click here to see the link to the winner announcement and Portia’s video.