Be a friend to deaf children in need
September is Deaf Awareness Month and the Carel du Toit Centre will be celebrating by raising awareness within their community.
Centre administrator Lara Roux said children with hearing loss are not just “little adults” when it comes to managing their hearing. They require more intensive and qualified services, as well as specialised paediatric hearing technology that will enable them to learn and benefit from rehabilitation services.
“As a non-profit organisation, and as part of our Deaf Awareness Campaign, we would like the public and also businesses to consider becoming a ‘Friend of the Carel du Toit Centre’. By committing to making a monthly donation to the centre, you will enable us to teach hearing-impaired children to hear and speak, changing the lives of these children forever,” said Roux.
If there is anyone willing to donate, contact Roux at the centre at 043-742-1420 for more information or details or visit their informational display which will be up at Hemingways Mall from September 6 to 8.
LOUD AND CLEAR: Imbo Fufu, front, who received his first cochlear implant at the Frere Hospital in 2016, sits on the lap of Carel du Toit Centre teacher Sandiswa Ngqangweni. With them are, back left, Joshua Nel and Siphosethu Dyantyi