Ga­mes and sports on In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Di­sa­bi­li­ty Day

George Herald - - News -

Ge­or­ge Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty's Gen­der and Di­sa­bi­li­ty secti­on ce­le­bra­ted In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Day of Per­sons with Di­sa­bi­li­ties in Wa­boom­s­kraal with ga­mes and sports for the com­mu­ni­ty.

Ac­cor­ding to E­jus­t­ley Bos­hoff-Lan­ders, coor­di­na­tor of the secti­on, the day is ce­le­bra­ted in the 16 Days of Acti­vism for No Vi­o­len­ce A­gainst Wo­men and Child­ren be­cau­se so ma­ny per­sons with di­sa­bi­li­ties are being a­bu­sed. "T­hey are mos­t­ly a­bu­sed by their own fa­mi­ly mem­bers, fi­nan­ci­al­ly, e­mo­ti­o­nal­ly or phy­si­cal­ly or by the com­mu­ni­ty by not being accep­ted."

Se­an Sny­man, Port­fo­lio Coun­cil­lor for Com­mu­ni­ty De­ve­lop­ment, who is li­ving with a di­sa­bi­li­ty him­self, told the cro­wd, "We can do a lot of t­hings, we on­ly do it dif­fe­rent­ly".

He said he thanks God dai­ly for the di­sa­bi­li­ty of his rig­ht arm as it ma­de him a bet­ter per­son. "I com­pe­te a­gainst the mir­ror and I taug­ht my­self to ta­ke pho­tos and will be doing deep sea di­ving soon. T­he­re is no shame in as­king help. We need to be he­ard and we should not to­le­ra­te being mar­gi­na­li­sed," he said.

Per­sons with di­sa­bi­li­ties from Wa­boom­s­kraal, Haar­lem, U­ni­on­da­le, A­von­tuur, He­rold, Ge­or­ge and ot­her far­ming a­re­as at­ten­ded the day at the Wa­boom­s­kraal T­hus­ong Cen­t­re. The De­part­ment of He­alth of­fe­red va­ri­ous he­alth tes­ts li­ke b­lood pres­su­re and di­a­be­tes.

Child­ren ha­ving fun in the three-leg­ged ra­ce.

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