The Eastern Cape Department of Education through its Directorate for Inclusive Education; together with the Department of Sports Arts and Culture, Department of Health, Sports Council, the Buffalo City Municipality, and the South African Police Services, will be launching the Deaf Awareness Week on the 25 September 2014.
The attendees will gather at the Mdantsane Mall at NU 6 and proceed to Mdantsane Indoor Sports Complex; where all the games and activities of the day will take place.
The National Structure for the Deaf believes that all learners with disabilities must participate in Provincial Games, and that they must be given opportunities like all other learners in the country. Participating learners are drawn from four districts: King Williams Town, Umthatha, Maluti and Port Elizabeth. These activities are meant to enable learners to excel in different sporting codes and help boost their self-esteem.
The other intention is to do away with negative perceptions that society tends to have about learners experiencing barriers in learning not knowing the potential they have. The learners have tremendous ability to perform when given necessary support.
In 2013 two Severely Intellectually Challenged learners represented the country in Table Tennis Championships in China. Currently three learners from Eastern Cape will take part in Cricket in the Tri Nations that will be held in Australia in 2015.
Venue : Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre
Date : 25 September 2014
Time : 11:00
Issued by: Communications Unit, Dept. of Education
Enquiries: Loyiso Pulumani @ 083 275 0675/ Mali Mtima @ 082 088 4599
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