Spreading awareness of learning disabilities

We Matter campaign

Two fourth-year occupational therapists (OTs) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Alice Bostock and Bianca Haw, are hosting an awareness campaign for Child Protection Week from May 14 to 18 at the Kempton Panorama School, which caters for high school students with learning and/or intellectual disabilities.

On May 15, the OTs will host an expo day at the school. Organisations are welcome to set up a display to promote their role in protecting children or people with or without disabilities, as well as their services or products that children whose rights have been violated can access.

The following day, May 16, the OTs will use a drone to take an aerial photograph of the students at Kempton Panorama School forming the words “We Matter” for their #WeMatterCampaign.

The campaign and awareness week is aimed at educating children and teens with learning disabilities, their caregivers and the community of their rights and the processes to follow if their rights are being violated. It also aims to inform the community about learning disabilities and its effects.

If you would like to take part in one or both of these events in this campaign, you can contact the duo directly via email at KPChildProtectionCampaign@gmail.com.

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