Peter Pan School makes a difference

2015-04-30 14:32


Zama Mthethwa (left) from Sibahle Sonke hands out an Easter egg to Sanda Zondi, Stepping Stones pupil, during Peter Pan’s visit. PHOTO: supplied

Zama Mthethwa (left) from Sibahle Sonke hands out an Easter egg to Sanda Zondi, Stepping Stones pupil, during Peter Pan’s visit. PHOTO: supplied

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PETER Pan Special School, under its outreach programme Sibahle Sonke, visited Stepping Stones pupils from the Pietermaritzburg Cerebral Palsy Association to celebrate Easter.

Sibahle Sonke organised the Easter event so that Peter Pan pupils could engage in community activities.

Fifteen pupils from Sibahle Sonke assisted younger pupils at Stepping Stones to eat their lunch and colour in Easter cards for friends and family.

At the end of the day Sibahle Sonke handed out cake and Easter eggs to staff and pupils at Stepping Stones.

“We started the community outreach programme in 2011 and the programmes have been progressing successfully. We want our children to be actively involved with the community. Doing the outreach programme teaches children that they can make a difference in their communities. We want to outline to the community that children living with a disability can do something,” said Phumelele Khumalo, housekeeping supervisor, facilitator and co-ordinator for Sibahle Sonke.

Khumalo said they have visited various schools for its community outreach programmes.

“Since 2011 Sibahle Sonke has raised funds to buy Christmas gifts for other children. We have managed to do this by selling hot dogs and Sibahle Sonke T-shirts. Every person is beautiful in their own way and there is no room for discrimination,” she said.

“We want to raise awareness and teach the community to treat people living with disabilities with respect. We are also planning on visiting animal shelters to encourage love for animals,” said Khumalo.

She thanked everyone who was involved in the planning and execution of the Easter outreach programme, including sponsors

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