Western Cape Minister of Social Development
Minister Fritz today joined disabled children in creating paintings at Sterreweg, a centre providing care for special needs and disabled children and youth.
The centre runs the Paint a Future initiative which sees disabled youth create paintings using their hands and mouths to be sold to raise funds for other disabled children living in informal settlements.
The Department of Social Development provides funding to care facilities such as Sterreweg, that assist approximately 64 700 people with disabilities and their families across the province.
The paintings created by the disabled children with Minister Fritz will be put up for auction, and the funds raised will be used to help build more homes for disabled people in the Plettenberg and surrounding areas.
The Minister is accompanied by 24 young people from Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay, as part of the Department’s winter holiday programme. The young people form a diverse group sourced from various EPWP and community projects.