LEPHALALE — Disability in a person is the result of a lack of physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or a combination of the former. A disability can be present from birth, or developed during a person’s lifetime.
An individual may also qualify as disabled if he has been disabled in the past or is considered to be disabled based on a personal or group standard. Such disabilities may include physical, sensory and cognitive or developmental disabilities.
Some advocates object to describing certain cases (especially deafness and autism) as “disabilities”, arguing that it is more appropriate to name their developmental differences unfairly branded by society.
Sedibeng Special School, under the competent and firm leadership of the principal, Ms M Malepa, in collaboration with dedicated staff, held a prestigious prize-giving function for the learners, attended by the parents on Tuesday evening, 13 November. It was clear that the learners are special in many aspects with lots of love to share.
Awards had been rewarded in various areas including academics, sports, arts and culture as well as in the different phases in the special as well as the deaf learners section. The pride of the parents as well as the learners was noticeable.
Mr Derick Olivier acted as announcer and Ms Tessa Pugh as translator.