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DICAG Western CapE: Community Based Disability Awareness Training 

Photo; MEC Dr Ivan Meyer from the Department of Social Development doing a presentation at the wheelchair handover in the Vredenal and Vredenburg District
CENTRE UPGRADING WORK Twenty parents of various Daycare centres in the Western Cape participating in training events that aim to improve their parenting skills for children with disabilities. The programme also involved the maintenance of educare or resource centres and from other mainstream service providers.
Some of the affiliated DICAG centres benefited from the centre upgrade programme: The Nomaxabiso Centre (Philippi), Jo Dolphin Centre Malmesbury, Lief en Leed Cane Centre (Atlantis) , Ithembeni Centre (George),Siyazama Centre (George) andThembinkosi Centre (Paarl)
The Western Cape youngster has had a two day life skills programme eighteen youngsters participated in the programme and it was facilitated by Nyameka & Associates.
Shannon Lesar participated in this programme and enjoyed her day at the DICAG National office as she assisted in general light duties.
Parents fron DICAG and their children celebrated with other stakeholders of the disability Network forum celebrated:
DICAG participated in the Annual Elite �Walk a Thon�, Parents and their children and our youngsters together our daycare centres and the branches
The Annual Walk a Thon which was held on the 27 April 2010 in Athlone, Cape Town, was yet again a great success and has been growing over the past few years. The involvement of the different stakeholders in planning this event has been the reason of its success. DICAG youngsters, Children and Parents in the Western Cape participated in this event.
DICAG would like to thank our donors for their support in our struggle to ensure equal opportunities for children with disabilities. The Department of Social Development for their financial support and in the support towards the update of this Website. Isidore Choritz Trust for the donation of R 1, 384.58 Orthopeadia (Mr. Whiteman) for the donation of health shoes.
Samuel Phiri, (North West) one of our youth with a disability called Cerebral Palsy. Despite all odds he is doing very well in Athletics. In 2007/8 he won Gold Medals at the Special Olympic Games Year 2009,, he was awarded a Gold Medal by our Mayor Mr Maphetlhe (above)


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