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Alumni Student

Name: Zuleikha Abrahams
Race: Coloured
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African

Indicate which programme you have completed: PhD /MPhil/PG Dip/HCDP

Supervisory team: 

Main supervisor: 

What is/was your study about?


Where do you work?


Position/Role: Manager, marketer, tutor, aromatherapy masseuse, counsellor

 Career Highlights: 

Disability studies empowered me with disability discourse and motivates the advocate in me.

Doing counselling and tuition with students at their higher education had me witness a renewed spirit towards academia, amazing progress in their poor results and how their true potential was ignited.

It is rewarding when clients enter the therapy room with a downtrodded spirit and how they are uplifted after a relaxing, soothing aromatherapy massage.

How do you lead /advocate for disability inclusive practices:

I am always bringing awareness and educate family, friends, my community and in religious circles about disability issues, accessibility, full-participation/inclusion. Simirlarly, in public places such as shopping malls, restaurants and transport. When and wherever I encounter a challenge or barrier in society, I advocate for my rights and for people with disability in general; eg. at university, business places/banks, health care and recreation.

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