Author Archives: Bernadette Rigney

Vava iYouth’s Thrilling Adventure at Comic Con Africa: Celebrating Heroes Unite

Comic Con Africa, a convention that celebrates all things geeky and fantastic, recently took place, and the Vava iYouth team was right in the heart of the action. This year’s event was extra special because Vava iYouth proudly participated in the #HeroesUnite campaign, an initiative dedicated to supporting children and youth with disabilities. At Stand […]

The Clarens Village Conservancy, Hiking and wheelchair-friendly trail launch

At NCPD, we recognize the paramount importance of ensuring equal access to the environment for persons with disabilities. That is why we are thrilled to share the exciting news of the opening of an accessible hiking trail in Clarens, led by Therina Wentzel, as part of our Eco Tourism initiative. This project embodies our commitment […]

Empowering Entrepreneurs with Disabilities for Economic Growth

A screenshot of Lebogang Boya, one of NCPD's Senior Managers, taken at her desk while speaking

The NCPD’s Inclusive Employment Program is dedicated to helping women with disabilities find jobs and build careers. The program offers a variety of opportunities, including internships, learnerships, and permanent job placements. NCPD has built a substantial database of women with disabilities who are eager to work. NCPD has also partnered with Tectura International, First Rand […]

Celebrating the Impact: Carer Payments Empowered by Casual Day Funds

We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for you, our supporters and participants for your unwavering support and commitment towards Casual Day. Together, we have made a significant difference for persons with disabilities, and we are eager to share a remarkable success story with you. Last year, our Casual Day campaign generated a wave of […]

NCPD Calls for Urgent Action to Address Access to Inclusive Education

The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) Calls for Urgent Action to Address the Alarming Number of Children Unable to Access Formal Education Johannesburg, June 2023 – The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has confirmed that an estimated 600,000 children in South Africa are unable to access formal […]

Shoprite’s Generous Donation Brings Joy to Persons with Disabilities

In a world that often overlooks the needs of persons with disabilities, acts of kindness and compassion go a long way in making a significant impact. The Jean Webber Home and Kopano Workshop in the Free State and APD in Upington recently experienced such a heart-warming gesture. Shoprite, a leading supermarket chain, extended a helping […]

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