Graduation day at Ethembeni School for the disabled

2015-12-22 06:00
Greg and Pam Setzkorn of Setzkorn Health and Wealth Consulting is seen with Mbeje Melokuhle and Zondi Manelisi, and in front, Qwala Okuhle, Gama Nosipho and Ndlovu Noluthando from Ethembeni School for the Disabled.

Greg and Pam Setzkorn of Setzkorn Health and Wealth Consulting is seen with Mbeje Melokuhle and Zondi Manelisi, and in front, Qwala Okuhle, Gama Nosipho and Ndlovu Noluthando from Ethembeni School for the Disabled.

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THERE was a hive of activity at Ethembeni School as the children, parents, teachers and supporters filled the school hall for the 2015 final assembly earlier this month.

The stage was beautifully decorated and the pupils waited in anticipation for the awards and acknowledgments to be announced.

It was especially exciting for the Grade 7 pupils who are leaving the school to start their high school career. Once again these leavers received an engraved travel mug from Setzkorn Health and Wealth Consulting to congratulate them on their achievement and to act as a memento of their time at the school.

“Every year we sponsor the Grade 7 gifts to celebrate these learners’ graduation day,” said Greg Setkzorn.

“As a family we attend the well organised prize-giving ceremony and are filled with a sense a pride and humility as each child makes their way to the stage,’’ added Setkzorn.

Ethembeni School thrives on discipline, stimulation and pupil activity. Established in 1984, the state-subsidised school caters for pupils with physical disabilities or who are visually impaired. The well-run school has a total enrolment of 300 pupils, all of whom board in hostels on the grounds.

The school follows the mainstream curriculum from the foundation stage up to Grade 7 and then offers skills training for learners who have completed their academic education.

These skills include agriculture, literacy, numeracy, technology, life skills, hairdressing, woodwork and needlework, amongst others.

One hundred and four dedicated and passionate staff members form part of the establishment and consist of teachers, therapists, nursing staff, a psychologist and caregivers.

For details on Ethembeni School or to provide support in the form of manpower, goods or funds, please phone 074 127 8069.

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