Success Stories

Observing World Autism Day

Observing World Autism Day

THE World Autism Awareness Day is observed around the globe on April 2 to raise awareness. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) , autism is a complex nervous system disability which affects normal brain function. WHO said autism usually manifests during the first three years of a person’s life. Autism is described as an […]

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Holy Family News

Holy Family News

FAMILY News” to inform in a very concrete way about our reality, our projects and thus create a closer link with the hospital family of Saint John of God. The goal of HFC is not only to inform about what we do, or projects, the impact and realities we encounter, but also to raise awareness, […]

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Speech on Inclusive Education-Thembelihle Ngcai

Speech on Inclusive Education-Thembelihle Ngcai

‘Building an empathetic, conscious and sensitive society that embraces difference’ – a speech by Ms Thembelihle Ngcai at the Eastern Cape Inclusive Education Indaba, 14 March 2019. With all protocol observed, good afternoon everyone. My name is Thembelihle Ngcai. Nearly twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA […]

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CBR for Inclusive Education; Cameroon Making Strides

CBR for Inclusive Education; Cameroon Making Strides

Children with disabilities in Cameroon as in other Low and Medium Income Countries (LMIC) experience stigma from birth and are more prone to exclusion, concealment, abandonment, institutionalization and abuse. By Mercy Nyangu Chelsea (Five) was diagnosed with profound hearing impairment and enrolled in Pre-school at home. Her elder brother aged seven also learned Child Sign […]

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Restoring Hope: the benefit of effective CBR initiatives in Zambia

Restoring Hope: the benefit of effective CBR initiatives in Zambia

Bruce Mubuyayeta Nasilele, 37, is a resident of Dambwa North in Livingstone, Zambia. He is a member of Zambia Psychosocial Disability Association and Zambia Association for Hydrocephalus and Spinal Bifida. Nasilele lives with psychosocial disability.  He suffered from cerebral malaria and spine problems during childhood  and since then, he has had to cope with community […]

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