Minister hosts golf day to raise funds for 22 special needs schools

Minister hosts golf day to raise funds for 22 special needs schools

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha, is set to host a golf day to raise funds to benefit visually-impaired learners.

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Minister Masutha has teamed up with Kaya FM and the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) to host a fundraiser that will benefit 22 special needs schools for the blind.

According to a press release by the SANCB, the Minister’s Golf Day and second Annual Gala Dinner for the Blind would take place on 3 May at Leeuwkop Golf Club.

"The gala dinner is set to be an annual event which will raise funds to assist all 22 special schools for the blind and partially sighted in South Africa with adaptive and assistive learning devices, library resources and other amenities desperately needed by learners in these schools who need a conducive learning environment which is still largely unattended and/or insufficiently catered for in the mainstream public education system," part of the statement read.

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Briefly.co.za learned the aim of the collaboration is to educate people on the importance of eye care, as well as teach the communities about blindness as this is an issue that can affect anyone.

Thomas Simelane, Education Officer at SANCB, said the partnership would give them a 'unique opportunity' to ensure their learners have an experience which help them prepare for the future.

“Our goal for the partnership is to reach out to business leaders to be part of this great cause of empowering our future generation by making education a personally relevant and engaging experience that will lead our learners to a professionally and personally fulfilling and progressive journey,” said Minister Masutha.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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