“Our objective with this disability awareness campaign, is to continue to advocate for a disability inclusive community wherein our people with disability are treated fairly at home and within the community,” said MMC for LED, Cllr Caroline Mamabolo during the District Disability Awareness campaign held at Mahlatjane Community Hall in Mafefe, Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality on 29 June 2023.
The Mafefe Disability Centre thanked the district for the campaign and continued support. Speaking on behalf of the centre, Ms Mangwale said, “this year the center is celebrating ten years. It has been challenging but we are still standing strong. We request to be assisted with a bigger building.”
“Disability is not an obstacle, we need to be included when there are opportunities within our communities like any other person,” said Maponya from Lepelle-Nkumpi Disability Forum. Mr Chidi from the district forum, appealed especially to young parents, to work with the Councillor and Social Development department to ensure that their children with disability attend school.
The stakeholders that presented at the campaign included South African Police Service (SAPS) Malipsdrift, Department of Health Mafefe Clinic and other Civil Organisations in the area.