I Can!’s Casual Day

On the 5th of September 2014 our Bellville and Parc Du Cap Academies hosted Casual Day in support of people with disabilities.

It was a huge success as all staff and learners actively participated. PMI and I Can! jointly hosted the event with activities linked to the theme of the day – “Bring on the Bling”. Each group had to prepare a 1920’s hair-band using feathers, glitter and other bling provided.

A PMI Disabled learner who is currently completing his learnership with PMI, shared a short rendition of his life and experience as a disabled learner working alongside others. His story gave us invaluable insights of the challenges he experiences on a daily basis. This was fitting for the occasion as we celebrated the abilities of those with disabilities.

I Can! ran a competition for all staff and learners, which had participants competing for the “Best Dressed” prize. We are delighted to announce that Siphokazi Bele, our lead facilitator in Cape Town, won the staff prize. Congratulations to her for participating on this day.

As part of learner involvement initiatives, I Can! Western Cape also hosted a Mr. & Miss Bling competition where leaners competed to show off their bling. This was done to encourage walking with confidence and improving self-esteem. Two learners walked away with R50 airtime vouchers for participating in the event. Participants: Miss Bling Amanda Mgcadiya & Mr Bling Solomzi Khombela.

We are proud to have been part of the Casual Day awareness for People with Disabilities and look forward to 2015 Casual Day. I wonder what the theme will be….?

Maryam Kriel
Operations Manager – W Cape