Be a friend to deaf chil­dren in need

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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

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