EVERY YEAR, between November 3 and December 3, South Africa marks National Disability Rights Awareness Month.
The month aims to highlight the challenges faced by people with disabilities and to address how to work towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable world for people living with disabilities.
One organization that is making its mark and helping to break down barriers, as well as improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through concrete action, is the non-profit organization (PBO) Made For More.
Made For More General Manager Michelle White and SA Para Surf Champion (Kneeling Division) David Williams spoke to us about their involvement with the organization.
“Our vision is to see people with disabilities included, equipped and empowered to lead meaningful and passionate lives. Our mission is to break the stigma while guiding and empowering people with disabilities to discover their abilities.
“We also do this through disability sports, mental health programs, camps and community projects. Our sports programs include adaptive surfing and boccia, a Paralympic sport similar to bocce,” she explained.
White added that a fun Disability Rights Awareness Day was due to take place on Durban’s seafront on Saturday 3 December.
If you would like to volunteer to help or give back on the day, visit their website: www.madeformore.org.za.