Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world and the ability to make an impact. The Mandela Day campaign message is “Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes’’
As part of this initiative the staff of Lucy Electric South Africa (LESA) visited the children at the Kuierkidz Learning Centre in Melodie, Hartbeespoort.
The Kuierkidz Learning Centre is an independent special needs school which combines the best of outdoor and indoor learning activities that develop the full potential of their learners:-
“The Centre has a holistic approach for our learners and we follow a therapeutic model where each child has their own individual learning program. The programme is called SNAP – a Special Needs Adapted Program, specially put together keeping their strengths and challenges in mind. The Kuierkidz mission is to‘assist, empower and enable our learners with disabilities, regardless of the barriers to learning, to achieve their full potential in a safe, nurturing and caring environment’.
During the visit, LESA made a cash donation to the centre and brought refreshments for the children so they could have a party. They were given a tour of the various classrooms and witnessed first-hand the special schooling programme developed by the school Principal, Mrs Rene Coetzee. Every child has a tailor-made programme which is specific to his/her needs.
LESA staff were very impressed with the facilities and the way the children were so obviously loved and cared for. They were grateful to be able to support this fantastic facility. One staff member said ‘ Its humbling to see how such small things that we do can make such a huge difference to these kids as well as the staff. It is humbling to see and witness how appreciative the kids are of our efforts and time spent with them’.