In Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Launching our new Blogspot on….

The International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Take Action!  The annual celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The Day provides an opportunity to mobilize action to achieve the goals of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities.  It was established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.In response to the United Nations General Assembly’s proclamation of the 3rd of December as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, South Africa joined the family of nations by observing and celebrating this day as the national day of persons with disabilities. In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly appealed to Member States to devote this day to the reflection on issues of persons with disabilities so as to advance the equalisation of opportunities for this constituency. 

In South Africa the period 01 November – 03 December 2008 has been declared Disability Awareness Month. A major focus of this month is raising awareness through practical action to sensitize citizens about norms and standards that guide processes aimed at improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities. Such standards should assist all stakeholders in facilitating the participation of persons with disabilities in the social, economic and political life.Join Epilepsy South Africa in commemorating this day and drawing attention to some people that are “changing obstacles into true potential!” We focus on the achievements of people living with epilepsy that leaves the rest of us in awe and inspired to do the same!Be an advocate by joining our Social Development Program for 2010!  This will enable us to achieve the change in the fight against stigmas and myth surrounding people with epilepsy as we move toward 2011.

CD’s & RINGTONE DOWNLOAD:  For today only  download “Sister!!”, the ringtone of a song produced by the Jo Ellis band dedicated to Zaan Ellis, their drummer with epilepsy. They join us as proud advocates to break down the stigma surrounding people living with epilepsy by making the free download of their two CD’s available for your pleasure.

 TWITTER – Launching our twitter platform today. Become a follower!

FACEBOOK – Already on Facebook but befriend us on this special day and watch the advocacy issues being addressed during 2010BLOG – Launching our new outlet to voice issues surrounding epilepsy today. Share the passion!


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