NPO hosts talent show

2018-06-14 06:01
Vuka Unekhono invites all to their talent show next weekend. PHOTO: Brian Jackson — Fotolia

Vuka Unekhono invites all to their talent show next weekend. PHOTO: Brian Jackson — Fotolia

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VUKA Unekhono, an NPO based in Margate, will be hosting a talent show at the Margate Community Hall on June 16.

The show will be held to raise funds for the organisation which assists children with hearing limitations.

Audiologists from the organisation Nwabisa Jenkins and Senzelwe Majozi have over 10 years of experience in identification, assessment and management of hearing impairment, in the public as well as in private health sectors.

They said they are thus dedicated to ensuring children and youth obtain as optimal and enjoyable an experience in their formative years and excel in their academic learning through their audiology work.

“In a pilot study conducted to assess the need for school hearing and health screening, we found that 42% of children screened require hearing intervention. Furthermore, there was an increased lack of health, hearing loss awareness and its disabling effects at rural-based schools compared to schools in urban and semi-urban areas,” said Jenkins.

While working at various hospitals under the Department of Health, they were involved in outreach programmes in rural communities as well as Primary Health Care Facilities where they worked with children of all ages from different backgrounds. Jenkins and Majozi developed their passion for Early Childhood Development programmes..

Through this talent show they will be raising funds for their outreach programmes to schools and rural communities.

The talent show invites all aspiring singers, rappers, deejays, dancers (including traditional and other types), actors, comedians and other art forms to come and showcase their talent and stand a chance to win loads of exciting prizes.

“Due to the subjectivity of hearing impairment, parents, family members, caregivers, teachers and other health care practitioners find it very hard to detect hearing problems and thus facilitate the learning and development of children appropriately,” said Jenkins.

“However, its impact could have detrimental communication disorders for children, also affecting intellectual, emotional and social development, especially if not detected in the early stages of development,” said Jenkins.

For more information on the talent show and the organisation, contact Jenkins on 076 020 1709.

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