This year the National Museum in Bloemfontein celebrated the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities with two key activities: on 22 November 2019 they held a Special Day of Awareness, Sensitivity Training, and Motivation, and on 3 December 2019 (the formal International Day of Persons with Disabilities), they provided guides and free access for persons with disabilities and accompanying persons.
During the Special Day (22 November) various speakers, representing various streams and organisations in the disability sector, presented on a variety of topics to an audience of approximately 100 guests. This was also an opportunity to create awareness and sensitivity training among National Museum personnel.
Pupils from three special needs schools entertained the attendees during the Museum’s day for Persons with Disabilities. Here the Grade Rs of Tswellang School prepare themselves for their Christmas Play. The Special Day provided a rare opportunity for role-players working with persons with disabilities to share information, experiences, and needs with a diverse audience representing the private, NGO and government sector.