Disability in spotlight

2016-08-10 06:00

GLOBAL efforts to recognise and acknow­ledge people with disablities have resonated locally, with a disability awareness day to be held in Kimberley.

Occupational therapists in the city will be hosting this event on Saturday, 15 October.

The event is aimed at raising awareness of disabilities by exposing people to the experience of being disabled.

Raising awareness about the plight of the disabled is not new to the area, however.

Occupational therapists of the Kimberley Hospital Complex first hosted a wheelchair rally on 12 December 2008 on the premises of the Kimberley Hospital as part of Disability Month celebrations.

The aim was to expose staff members of the hospital to the obstacles people dependent on wheelchairs face.

Since then, the rally has become an annual event for staff of the Kimberley Hospital.

An obstacle course has been developed to make it more challenging.

Prizes are awarded for the fastest team, the best team name, the best-dressed team, as well as the team with the best spirit.

The rally has further been implemented for fundraising.

This year the aim is to involve schools, educational centres and protective workshops for people with disabilities in Kimberley.

All occupational therapists working in and around Kimberley will be invited to assist in the planning and execution of the event.

The event will be held on the grounds of the Kimberley Hospital and will accommodate a wide group of participants.

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