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Good Morning Angels: Young South Africans come together for #Walk4YouthDisabilityEducation

Twelve young South Africans test their bodies to highlight the plight of school children with special needs.

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GOOD MORNING ANGELS  16 AUGUST 2017 #Walk4YouthDisabilityEducation

BACKGROUND:  


ABOUT: Fanang Diatla Centre for the Disabled


Based in Temba Township, Tshwane, Fanang Diatla Centre for the Disabled caters for young people with special educational requirements due to mental and physical challenges. The Centre provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed to especially for these young people. 


ABOUT: Transoranje School for the Deaf


Transoranje School for the Deaf provides specialised education to profoundly deaf learners from preschool to Grade 12. The public school caters for the complete education and well-being of about 202 learners with deafness from a diverse cross-section of personal, social and economic backgrounds.


#Walk4YouthDisabilityEducation:


FOOT JOURNEY FROM TSHWANE-DURBAN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES


In an attempt to make education more accessible to young people living with disabilities, three young social entrepreneurs and members of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers network from the City of Tshwane are preparing to walk more than 600KM. From 16 August to 01 September, Omphile Mangwagape, Dennis Tolo and Samuel Modise of Enabling Disability Education Nationally NPC (EDEN), together with nine associates and colleagues, will embark on a foot journey from Tshwane all the way to Durban as a fundraising effort for education and wellbeing of youth with disabilities.


EDEN is a non-profit organisation dedicated to finding poverty reduction solutions for young people living with disabilities, with a key focus on education. The organisation’s founder, Omphile Mangwagape, says the initiative, #Walk4YouthDisabilityEducation, is a campaign not only to raise funds but also a tool to create awareness of the challenges facing young people with disabilities.


“Young people with disabilities are often excluded from mainstream society due to their limited access to the physical environment including public transportation, education and other facilities. We can’t afford universal design living arrangements and for some of us even completing a standard academic schedule is a struggle, physically, financially and, in some cases, mentally,” says Bohlale Mongake EDEN’s CEO who has a physical disability.


#Walk4YouthDisabilityEducation will commence from Transoranje School for the Deaf in Tshwane and conclude at ACTIVATE! Change Drivers’ offices in Musgrave, Durban. The group will walk a minimum of 9 hours a day over a period of 15 days.The aim is to collect at least R2, 000 per kilometer walked. 


YOU CAN HELP: Donations can be made to:  

 

EDEN NPC  

Bidvest Bank Account 

Branch Code: 462005  

Account Type: Business Account  

Account Number: 6145272401


You can also help by contributing towards their crowdfunding platform:


https://www.thundafund.com/project/eden

You can also contact Transoranje:

Email: transor[email protected] or you can find more information at: www.transoranje.webs.com

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