21 years a coming of age to some, to a nation it is a number which signifies new beginnings and to an organisation it represents an invitation for YOU to SPRING INTO ACTION – The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa invites you to celebrate a milestone with them in purchasing a Casual Day 04 September 2015 sticker, not only are you allowed to dress up for the occasion but you are also supporting those with disabilities.
There are many organisations who benefit from this initiative, one such organisation is Filia School situated in Goodwood for learners with high physical, emotional, social and academic needs. They cater to 192 learners aged between 6 to 18 years from all over the city. From as far afield as Kraaifontein, Du Noon, Delft, Mitchell’s Plain as well as the surrounding areas such as Elsies River, Bishop Lavis, Valhalla Park, Athlone, Parow and Goodwood.
With an “I can” attitude this school has made it their mission to motivate and encourage these leaners that despite their situation they are worth something and they have the potential to contribute to society.
“Our mission at Filia: Our school is committed to building a caring, involved and creative community of learners, staff and parents in a happy, relaxed and stimulating environment by fostering courtesy, co-operation and a sense of co-ownership and accountability as stakeholders.”
The style of teaching is one of individual attention allowing each learner to grow at their own pace, nurturing their individual strengths through encouragement, motivation and support as best they can.
They strive to provide a platform for these kids to leave the school with a positive attitude and an outlook on life which says “I CAN”, I AM great and I WILL walk tall in a society which often barricades my development.
“Our aim is to teach them the important Life Skills, Social Skills and Vocational Skills they will need in order to be functional members of society who at the end of their stay here at Filia School will enter the world as adults with a purpose in life”
In their quest to provide for these learners in the best possible way, fundraising plays an integral part of financing their various initiatives and goals set. The Casual Day programme allows for a portion of the proceeds raised to go to the school for their specific needs. They are looking to the support of community members, social clubs and corporates to help by purchasing Casual Day 04 September 2015 stickers for as little as R10 from the school, the proceeds will help greatly to improve their building and ensure that the learners are well taken care of for the duration of their stay at Filia School.
In the theme for Casual Day 2015 it is up to YOU to put a SPRING in your step and in doing so YOU are able to contribute to something great.
For more info about Filia School and how to contribute contact:
Tel: 021 5921361/2
Fax: 021 5921369
email; firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 107 Milton Road, Vrijzee Goodwood 7460.