Category Archives: Children

Update – March 2024: NCPDs fight for the dignity and human rights of children at Mthatha’s Ikhwezi Lokusa Special School

Mthatha’s silent, unfolding tragedyThe ‘dishcloth’ children of Ikhwezi Lokusa School denied their dignity and human right to learn Matters have gone from very bad to absolutely horrendous for learners at Mthatha’s Ikhwezi Lokusa School. The 200 young people, routinely and callously called fayidukhwe (dishcloths) by the very people appointed to care for them, started the […]

A HEARTFELT REFLECTION ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES by Lubabalo Mbeki

THE DETERIORATING STATE OF IKHWEZI LOKUSA SPECIAL SCHOOL (EC): Today, as we commemorate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, a day intended for celebration and acknowledgment of triumphs over challenges, my heart is heavy with a sense of sadness and outrage. This poignant reflection stems from a recent session with the parents of Ikhwezi […]

NCPDs fight for the dignity and human rights of children at Mthatha’s Ikhwezi Lokusa Special School

Therina Wentzel shared a heartening update, after a session with parents of learners at Mthatha’s Ikhwezi Lokusa Special School on Thursday, 30 November hosted at APD Mthatha. Parents left feeling empowered, knowing their rights are supported by NCPD and EELC. Inspired by this unity, a parents’ organization is in the making with Beauty’s assistance. Together, […]

Nappy Run 2023: Providing Dignity and Inclusion for Children and Adults with Disabilities

In a world that’s constantly on the move, it’s all too easy to overlook the challenges faced by children and adults with disabilities. The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has been at the forefront of raising awareness and making a meaningful difference. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the Nappy […]

Equal access to education for children with disabilities in SA

In a ground-breaking move, advocacy groups are taking the South African government to task over the denial of a fundamental right – access to education – for children with disabilities. A recent letter of demand, served to the Department of Basic Education by legal representatives of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities […]

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