The City of Cape Town’s social development and early childhood development directorate hosted an event at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Friday December 2 to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The day is observed annually on December 3 and promotes the inclusion of people living with disabilities in broader society.
The event included a host of activities and entertainment for both adults and children. In addition, there was health testing, a technology station displaying communication devices, mobility technologies and alternative support therapies, and a learnership and entrepreneurs display station.
Among those in attendance was Paul Steyn who just completed a
7 000 km walk across the country to raise awareness about the need for prosthetics for amputees.
“Paul, and every other person living with a disability in our country, is a true inspiration because they get up every morning and face life head-on, in spite of the adversity they face. As a society, we tend to underestimate people living with disabilities, but time after time they prove us wrong and I tip my hat to them,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for social development and early childhood development, Suzette Little.