Blind transwoman overcomes adversity of being blind in Thailand

A Thai transwoman was praised by netizens for her courage and self-confidence as she fights to overcome the adversity of being blind in Thailand. She looked for her dream job, regardless of having a incapacity, in a bid to show that blind individuals are as ready as others.
The 24 year previous transwoman Chitsanucha “Grace” Krachornsook posted an advert on a Facebook group known as Finding a Job in Korat on December 22 final 12 months and on Monday, March 6 this 12 months. She included her picture, schooling details, work experiences, and some circumstances of working as a blind individual on the post.
Grace described herself as a blind particular person and a transwoman aged 24 years old. She graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in English language from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science of the Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University with a Grade Point Average of 3.23, which is the equivalent of a 2.2 within the UK.
The younger transwoman also introduced that her English language proficiency was on the higher intermediate stage and he or she also had business data.
Grace knowledgeable potential employers about her limitations because of her blindness. She defined that she was able to work on a pc system, but paperwork and work associated to footage had been difficult for her. Additionally, she said she was able to travel on her personal and will find her approach to work at an workplace.
Her job search gained a lot of attention from employers and netizens within the Facebook group. Many employers provided her positions, and numerous netizens shared her submit to help her find the proper job. See her post HERE.
ThaiRath interviewed Grace and published their chat on their website today.
Grace said she was pleased that so many individuals supported her quest and several employers contacted her to offer her a job. She is now considering the position that will go properly with her finest.
Incredibly reported that a lot of the blind people in Thailand work as security guards, maids, massage shops, fortune tellers, or lottery sellers. Why did Grace select to do something different?
She said…
“At the tip of the day, we cannot blame society for taking a look at us like this. The expertise that blind individuals show in those jobs reveal our potential anyway. I consider that blind people are the identical as everybody else. People have totally different skills and abilities that go properly with totally different jobs. Blind individuals are additionally like that. So, I wish to discover the opportunity for my life.
“I am a blind particular person, but I dared to step out of my comfort zone. I seemed for a job in a Facebook group where blind people won’t ever try to get in. They principally look for work by way of the Thailand Association of the Blind or blind faculties, but I didn’t.”
Grace added at the finish of the interview that she had been refused by employers more than 100 instances, however she didn’t surrender and will continue to search for her dream job.
According to the report from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of Thailand on March 31 last 12 months, Thailand has residents with disabilities at about 1,200,000, and 8.85% or 187,000 of the numbers have been blind folks. However, only about 1/3 of individuals with disabilities are employed, in accordance with the report on Prachathai.
According to the Act on Empowerment and Development of the Quality of Life of Persons with Disabilities, authorities and personal corporations must hire one worker with disabilities at a proportion of one hundred employees per one employee with disabilities..

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