World Disability Day celebrated at Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital

Department of Health 11/12/2019 - 09:54

​Prisha Khelawon

More than 300 persons with disabilities participated in a third annual FunRoll, wheelchair race in commemoration of World Disability Day.

Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with City of Tshwane hosted this race.  In addition to the exercise, the day was also used to showcase and promote healthy lifestyle.  Under the theme, Together Building South Africa Inclusive of Disability Rights, the government focuses on priority areas identified by the disability sector and is also linked to the seven priorities of government. These include Children/young people with disabilities empowered to chart their own destiny through access to quality lifelong learning; A built environment accessible to all persons with disabilities; Persons with disabilities as equal players in building inclusive economies; Children and women with disabilities – feeling and being safe as equal citizens in their communities.

The annual event attended by various stakeholders was a success and all race participants are looking forward to next year’s race.


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