Izitulo ezinamavili ezingama-30 kubaxhamli baseKouga

2018-10-18 06:02

IZITULO ezinamavili ezingama-30 zizakunikezelwa kubahlali baseKouga kule veki izayo emva kwephulo lokuqala iWheelchair Wednesday elithe lenziwa kule ngingqi ngo-August.

Ngama-22 abathathi-nxaxheba, kubandakanya noSodolophu uHoratio Hendricks kwakunye neKomiti kaSodolophu, abathe bathatha inxaxheba kule nkqubo, ethe yacela umngeni kwabo banamalungu asebenza ngokupheleleyo ukuba benze imisebenzi yemihla-ngemihla bebotshelelwe kwisitulo esinamavili.

Eli phulo laqalwa ngumbutho i-Association for the Physically Disabled (APD) Nelson Mandela Bay kwiminyaka emithandathu eyadlulayo, laza lanweniselwa eKouga lisebe lalo mbutho elikulo mmandla.

“Konke oku kusivule amehlo kangangokuba akakho namnye kuthi oyakulibala, kwaye oku kuzakusikhokelela ekubeni siphucule ukufikeleleka kwezitulo ezinamavili kwiindawo zengingqi yethu.”

Isithethi se-APD uJakkie Pieters uthe injongo yeWeelchair Wednesday kukuqokelela imali kusenzelwa iinkqubo zalo mbutho, kwanokuhambisa ulwazi malunga nempilo yomntu osebenzisa isitulo esinamavili.

Zingama-700 zizonke, ukuza kuthi ga ngoku, izitulo ezinamavili ekuthe kwaphiswa ngazo kubaxhamli kusetyenziswa eli phulo.

Thirty wheelchairs for Kouga

beneficiaries

THIRTY wheelchairs are set to be handed over to Kouga residents next week following the first Wheelchair Wednesday campaign in the region in August.

Twenty-two participants, including Mayor Horatio Hendricks and his Mayoral Committee, took part in the programme, which challenged able-bodied persons to complete everyday tasks while strapped to a wheelchair.

The campaign was initiated by the Association for the Physically Disabled (APD) Nelson Mandela Bay six years ago and rolled out to Kouga by the local branch this year.

“It was an eye-opening experience which none of us will forget and will set the tone for improvements to our region when it comes to wheelchair-accessibility,” said Hendricks.

APD Kouga spokesperson Jakkie Pieters said the aim of Wheelchair Wednesday was to raise funds for the association’s programmes while raising awareness of what life in a wheelchair is like.

A total of 700 wheelchairs have thus far been donated to beneficiaries through the campaign.

Dertig rolstoele vir Kouga-inwoners

DERTIG rolstoele sal volgende week aan Kouga-inwoners oorhandig word ter afsluiting van die Rolstoel Woensdag-veldtog.

Twee-en-twintig deelnemers, onder andere , burgemeester Horatio Hendricks en sy komitee, het aan vanjaar se veldtog deelge-neem.

Die uitdaging aan deelnemers is om verskeie alledaagse take te voltooi terwyl hulle in ‘n rolstoel is.

Rolstoel Woensdag is ses jaar gelede ge-loods deur die Nelson Mandela Baai-tak van die Vereniging vir Fisies Gestremde Persone (APD) en is vanjaar vir die eerste keer Kouga toe gebring deur die plaaslike tak en munisipaliteit.

“Dit was ‘n baie leersame ervaring wat nie een van ons sommer sal vergeet nie,” het die burgemeester gesê. “Dit sal ons rig in hoe om ons geboue en dorpe vriendeliker vir rolstoel-gebruikers te maak.”

Volgens Jakkie Pieters, woordvoerder vir die Kouga APD, is Rolstoel Woensdag een van die vereniging se belangrikste bewusmakingsveldtogte. Dit word ook gebruik om fondse in te samel vir die vereniging se programme.

Altesaam 700 rolstoele is, onder meer, oor die afgelope 6 jaar aan behoeftiges geskenk danksy die veldtog.

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