Messages from Stall Holders 2017

The concept of ONE to ONE originated in the 1970’s in the UK. Professional caregivers were concerned that whilst they were doing as much as they could, the Intellectually Disabled lacked motivation and spark. Coupled with that, the handicapped had no interaction with the rest of society; the high walls around facilities kept both groups apart.

Another year and another One to One

Another year and another One to One – this magical day so  well organised by Albert Glass with every detail thought of and on the day all coming in to place.  An amazing job done by a fantastic person. We, the ladies of the Glenwood Group of Glendale (which is a Home for Jewish Handicapped)… Read more “Another year and another One to One”

Golda

It made me happy to make other people happy!

When a girl came to throw a bean bag in the clowns mouth, her mother asked if she could have a flower necklace because all of KMAD kids were wearing them and I gave her one and she was so happy. She said thank you thank you and gave me so many kisses and hugs!… Read more “It made me happy to make other people happy!”

Unknown

Everyone was put on earth for a reason

Everyone was put on earth for a reason. I was so sad but grateful for what I have. Most of these people were different and challenged but at the end of the day we are all human” My thoughts of 1 to 1, it was really fun setting up the stand with KMAD and getting… Read more “Everyone was put on earth for a reason”

Unknown

They need support and encouragement

This is Esethu Mehlo, a student teacher from CPUT. I was asked to volunteer on one on one program that took place in Cape Town stadium. I just want to give a little reflection. I found the program very interesting, the children get to socialise and enjoy. It was not only to socialise but also… Read more “They need support and encouragement”

Esethu Mehlo

It takes experiences like this to bring the reality of life home

Sunday 20 August 2017 started as all Sunday’s should, slow and laid back with a leisurely drive to Cape Town Stadium. That changed as the morning progressed. Soon after 8am manual work started, first helping other stall holders erecting their stands and then assisting setting up Rotary Tygerberg’s ice cream stand. Looked simple and easy… Read more “It takes experiences like this to bring the reality of life home”

Walter Manson

One 2 One – a day of fun

One 2 one – a day of fun Last Sunday we once again left with two busses (10 residents, 10 volunteers and two drivers)  to Cape Town for the annual ‘one 2 one’ organized by the lovely people from The Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability. A big Thank you also to all the people… Read more “One 2 One – a day of fun”

Ninja Geissler
Camphill Village

I have attended One-to-One for the past three years

I have attended One-to-One for the past three years and not only have I thoroughly enjoyed it every time, but the experience seems to be getting better and better. On the 20th of August 2017, I was priviledged to be paired up with a lovely woman, Marquerite, and she is one of the most jovial… Read more “I have attended One-to-One for the past three years”

Cara Wenn

I was astounded to see the number of handicapped children

Sunday 20 August 2017 started as all Sunday’s should, slow and laid back with a leisurely drive to Cape Town Stadium. That changed as the morning progressed. Soon after 8am manual work started, first helping other stall holders erecting their stands and then assisting setting up Rotary Tygerberg’s ice cream stand. Looked simple and easy… Read more “I was astounded to see the number of handicapped children”

Unknown

I first took part in the One-to-One day about 20 years ago

I first took part in the One-to-One day about 20 years ago when I was in primary school. I still remember the emotions of that day and it’s a memory which still sticks in my head quite strongly. From a young boy all those years ago, I’ve now got my company involved in the day… Read more “I first took part in the One-to-One day about 20 years ago”

Torrique Borges