Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) joined the ‘Special Needs Children are Different, not Less‘ campaign of Binah and Legacy Centre to pledge support for special needs awareness.
The campaign coincided with National Disability Rights Awareness Month from 3 November to 3 December and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Funds were raised by buying and selling green lollipops at a profit. GRDM officials bought a total of 130 lollipops and managed to raise R1450.00.
GRDM would like to thank the officials of the municipality for their eagerness to make a contribution towards such a worthy cause. GRDM Employee Assistance Practitioner, Shandré Abrahams, said: “The funds raised will be used to remove barriers and to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.”
The initiators of the campaign are from the non-profit organisation, Binah and the tutoring centre for special needs children, Legacy Centre. It is important for the public to understand that disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, sensory, cognitive, mental, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these.
Caption: R1450.00 Donation: Shandré Abrahams, (Employee Wellness Officer) hands over the funds collected from employees to Marelize Piek (Legacy Centre Manager & Teacher).