Last week some of our Casual Day Goodwill ambassadors attended their orientation day where they signed their pledges. Here are a few pics from the day. Congratulations to all those […]
Casual Day ambassadors have issued their annual challenge to the youth of South Africa to spring into action for persons with disabilities. Thuli Matlala, 2J Harmonix, Patrick Mashegwana and Khumo […]
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“Child disability is a neglected and serious national problem, yet the scale of the problem is not documented and hence not represented on a policy and services level,” says Therina Wentzel, National Director of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).
With a view to gathering hard facts with which to lobby government, the NCPPDSA initiated an investigation into the status quo of children with disabilities in day care centres in South Africa. The findings unearthed educational exclusion and sub-standard care.
There is a dearth of funding for research, which is why South Africa lacks comprehensive statistics on persons with disabilities. Casual Day funding was deployed to do a survey, the findings of which were released in January 2013…
Casual Day has teamed up with LeadSA to help an anonymous good Samaritan realise his birthday wish to hand out […]
Paarl School is a school for learners with disabilities in Brackenfell. They are a star performer in the Western Cape for Casual Day. Casual Day ambassador Terence Bridgett visited the school recently and found that Paarl School is a wonderfully nurturing environment for the learners who range from toddlers to teenagers. Administering a school catering to learners with a range of conditions is complex and challenging. Learners are divided into streams, one following the national curriculum, the other focused on skills and training. Here children do not only receive an education, but they receive therapy, and are supplied with assistive devices, wheelchairs and other devices that assist with mobility and alternative communication. Most of all, they receive the very special care and love from the dedicated group of teachers, some of whom live on the premises.
This year’s blinging Casual Day Caps were silkscreened by this amazing workshop, the Association for the Physically Disabled (APD). They are an affiliate of the NCPPDSA and a participating Casual Day Beneficiary.
This is a short documentary on the work of the APD’s Job Creation Workshop, broadcast on SABC 2 …