November is Disability Awareness Month.
This month is celebrated around the world and this year the international theme proclaimed by the United Nations is “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”.
Betway South Africa aims to remove these barriers by launching the National Disability Month celebrations with a hard-hitting community sport development initiative.
They partnered with the Kwa-Thema Disability Sports Club at Kwa-Thema Stadium to highlight not only the importance of removing barriers, but also improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
The club offers access to sports activities for people with disabilities.
As part of this month’s recognition, Betway donated R45,000 worth of sports equipment and clothing to the club to ensure it can continue to fulfill its mission of providing a access and an opportunity to improve the skills of athletes with disabilities.
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Club founder and manager Aubrey Mathibela said they were grateful for the partnership with Betway.
“We have been around for over 10 years and rely on government funding and generous community members to fund our training and overall activities. As a Kwa-Thema club and community, we express our sincere gratitude, ”said Mathibela.
Even with limited resources at its disposal, the club have still managed to produce some of the country’s top performing athletes, including Zanele Situ, a two-time javelin gold medalist at the Paralympic Games and IPC World Championships.
Brand Ambassador Lucas Radebe was also present that day, who praised the club’s commitment to uplifting people with disabilities.
“It’s pretty encouraging to see a club with limited resources doing so much for the community,” said Radebe.
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