GRAAFF-REINET NEWS - The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in conjunction with Boundless Protective Workplace, raised awareness for the rights of people living with disabilities at a campaign on Caledon Street, Graaff-Reinet on 15 November.
Natasha Peterson, GCIS regional communication coordinator in the Sarah Baartman District, said stigmas attached to disability lead to many people feeling socially excluded and most often these stigmas and preconceived ideas exist due to a lack of understanding.
"Disability Rights Awareness Month is annually held from 3 November until 3 December, encouraging all of us to learn more about the various forms of disability, as well as the rights of people living with disabilities," Peterson said.
Locals are encouraged to visit the Boundless Store on Bourke Street to see the lovely items created by people with disabilities.
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