Sponsors have joined forces to boost the facilities available to teens at Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, where they will be able to learn necessary life skills.
Casual Day organisers are gearing up for another busy year, with the highlight being the annual Casual Day campaign. The project raises funds for people of all ages with all disabilities. It also raises awareness of disability, and helps to reduce stigma and discrimination.
An initiative which began with the formation of a Volkswagen South Africa judo team has grown into a successful community upliftment programme, with coach Sondisa Magajana recently taking two young hearing-impaired contestants to the Deaflympics in Bulgaria.
One hundred disabled Nelson Mandela Bay residents received brand-new wheelchairs at the official handover ceremony for the SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday initiative.
Shumbashaba Horses Healing People and Special Olympics SA came together yet again to host the second Unified Sports Day, allowing for athletes both with and without disabilities to play alongside one another in the same team.
Learnerships, skills training and help with job placement for disabled people are part of the offerings of I Can. There are several I Can academies countrywide, that give seta-accredited training to disabled people across a number of fields.