On September 30, 2013 a group of persons with disabilities and their champions gathered at Peking Duck Restaurant in Suva. This group was meeting for the first time as part of IDEA’s Heroes Project. The Heroes are those who are willing to share their experiences in order to challenge community perceptions about persons with disabilities. The Heroes worked in a wide range of jobs and sectors.
The Heroes were briefed about the aims of the IDEA Program and offered their assistance in not only sharing their stories but also encouraging others with disabilities to get jobs.