Big business helps launch new facility

2018-12-13 06:02
From left Noluthando School for the Deaf principal Ayanda Ncinane with Wendy Ackerman and Victor Poole during the opening of the new Treatment and Assessment Centre. PHOTO: siyabonga kalipa

From left Noluthando School for the Deaf principal Ayanda Ncinane with Wendy Ackerman and Victor Poole during the opening of the new Treatment and Assessment Centre. PHOTO: siyabonga kalipa

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A R2.6 million Treatment and Assessment Centre - a special needs facility aimed at the hearing impaired and autistic learners - was opened at the Noluthando School for the Deaf last Friday.

As a result, about 300 children will benefit from the facility, after it was identified that a separate centre to accommodate the medical, professional, speech therapists, audiologists and physiotherapists was needed in the area.

Previously, all therapists utilised whichever spaces were available in the school complex.

The new centre provides spaces, observation rooms, offices and ablutions.

Ayanda Ncinane, the school principal, said as a resource centre, one of their duties is to support neighbouring schools through outreach programmes.

“This centre will enable our professional team to extend their services to the surrounding community of Khayelitsha,” he said.

He said they have already identified schools they were going to help in the new year.

The funders of the project are well-known Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages, the Western Cape Department of Education, The Ackerman Educational Trust, Trellidor and MM Foundation of Lichstein.

Victor Poole, from Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages, said they have invested a huge capital into the project as a way of giving back to the community. He said it was critical for the company to give back to communities that support their products.

Wendy Ackerman, founder of the Ackerman Educational Trust, said she saw the need to help learners from the school and decided to donate some money for the new facility.

“When I was asked to help, I could not refuse because helping the disadvantaged is my way of giving back,” she said.

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