Ángel Custodio Loeri SakaLeaders Africa 2023
Assistant for People with Visual Disabilities, National Organization for the Blind
Ángel Custodio Loeri Saka is the assistant for people with visual disabilities at the National Organization for the Blind in Equatorial Guinea, which advocates for and supports the social integration of those with visual disabilities. In his role, Ángel provides training for people with visual disabilities and supports their families in understanding treatment options. Ángel’s work and influence spans the African continent as vice chairperson of the African Committee for Visually Impaired Youth in the African Union of the Blind. Ángel is motivated to assist people with vision disabilities and their families because of the challenges he endured as a visually impaired person. He sees himself as an agent of change for people with disabilities and believes it is essential to be able to put oneself in the shoes of others to empathize with their experiences.