Casual Day and The NCPPDSA would like to extend our sincere appreciation to UTI for the free delivery of 20 donated wheelchairs to Siyazenzela People with Disabilities in Kutlwanong, Odendaalsrus, Free State.
UTI is Casual Day’s preferred delivery service supplier and they generously agreed to provide free transportation of the wheelchairs from Edenvale to Odendaalsrus. Being mobile enhances a person’s ability to learn, interact with others, earn a living and participate in the community. Together more can be done…
Engen and Edcon partner to change the lives of children with disabilities and their families through a wheelchair donation
Engen in partnership with Edcon have provided a total of 17 wheelchairs to children with disabilities based in the Limpopo region. The initiative was supported by The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), one of the leading non-profit organisations in the disability sector.
According to Ms Therina Wentzel, National Director of the NCPPDSA, “Wheelchairs are one of the most commonly used assistive devices and it gives children with disabilities a sense of freedom to engage in activities that abled bodied children participate in on a daily basis.”
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The Casual Day project of the National Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities procured 15 000 golf shirts and Caps from APD, Nelson Mandela Bay. The golf shirts are designed, produced and screen printed by involving persons with disabilities according to their abilities in all aspects of production line.
The workshop produces high quality, individually branded corporate clothing for companies including well known brands such as ACSA and BKB, as well as a line of underwear to retailer Woolworths.
“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…
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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.