2018 NAPCP Roadshow

NAPCP is currently on a road show. MANCOM members are visiting in all the provinces to do a presentation on NAPCP, and get feedback from our affiliates.

Eastern Cape Road show

The NAPCP road show in the Eastern Cape was held on the 21st August 2018.

Professor Faith Bischof attended the AGM of the Eastern Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (CPAEC). She presented a PowerPoint on the history, structure, strategic plan and activities of the NAPCP. 

Two other affiliates of the NAPCP (Cape Recife school and Luvhambo school) were also represented at the meeting. Lurindo Prinsloo, Hambisela Program Director gave an update on the Hambisela program and their proposed research.

The CPAEC are now members of the MANCOM of NAPCP, and will send a representative to our meeting in November this year.

KZN Provincial Visits

The provincial roadshow was undertaken on 27 and 28 August 2018.

Mrs Colleen Bailey is the principal The Browns’ School. They have excellent facilities and well-appointed therapy rooms. They cater for learners from grade R to 7. Autistic learners and CP learners remain at the school until the age of 18.  They do not have boarding facilities.

KwaZulu Natal CP Association is small, but still renders an excellent service to the community.

The majority of the 8 caregivers have been there for many years (some 10 years and longer), assisting with the care of 24 children and adults with severe cerebral palsy.  They are a day-care centre and do not have age restrictions in terms of the care they provide.

The principal of St Christopher’s School is Mr Pieter Louw. This school also caters for learners with disabilities and cp from grade 1 to grade 7.  The school has a number of therapists and excellent therapy facilities.

Pietermaritzburg & District CP Association is managed by Mrs Irene Dugmore,the Administrator of the centre and her staff. Approximately 32 children are cared for, the majority severely mentally and physically affected.

Mr Jonathan Simpson is the principal of Harding School.  What a wonderful school - so innovative with so many interesting projects and facilities. The majority of scholars are boarders and the school have learners up to grade.

The school produces their own maize, some of which is sold off and the rest which is used by the school to daily feed the scholars. The school grows their own vegetables, raises their own chickens for eggs and slaughter and has a plum and orange orchard. All the produce provides additional nutrition in the daily diet.

They have two volunteer trainees from Germany every year for a 13 month period, who in addition to the permanent staff, assist with activities such as baking, therapy and play.

The school has 2 horses for Hippotherapy and a large, solar heated under-roof pool which will be used for water therapy, is nearing completion.

Further provincial visits to the other KZN affiliates will be scheduled for October.

ELIZMA WOODS
NATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR NAPCP

 

 

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2018 NAPCP Roadshow

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