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L17 Skills Development Hub together with local business people, religious leaders, health workers together with Itireleng Representatives accompanied by ‘Miss We strand Semi-Finalists 2021’ recently celebrated the International day of Disabled People while hosting graduations at in Kagiso Ext. 12.
The event which graced the parents of the disabled students were honored by the presence of local councillor of Ward 4, Miss Lerato Modise. Community members were treated to a practical demonstration by students on how they designs are executed on machines with various materials.
The L17 development Hub conscientized the community of Ext 12 about the rights of disabled persons and the vital role they play in society, and furthermore be treated as normal people because they contribute positively to society like any other people. Some families have disable people but choose to hide them behind closed doors albeit the Hub opens doors for them, treating them with dignity as they too have potential.
“Our aim is to get the government attention and different stakeholders and business people to invest in this intellectual school.” Mentioned Co-founder and Chairperson of L17, Jan Lethoko.
“The facility registration for intake of new students is open every January and we don’t charge any fee but we need the documents of the parent and child.” Lethoko reiterated, “we urge community members not to keep disable people behind closed doors but bring them to our facility to be developed to their full potential.” Students were awarded with certificates for the various programs they trained for.
Miss West Rand Semi-Finalists Exclusive 2021 Maletlhogonolo Mashaba mentioned, “I am very proud of the students because so many people in our community perceive that people with disability don’t have anything to do, and are not treated as part of the community, a misconception. What we see today is amazing and their work is impressive. Mashaba concluded that her disabled relative would be enrolling at the skills development hub.
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