OCAL2018 JOURNEY FOR CHANGE
This the annual awareness and fundraising initiative that is a non-stop 24 hour, epic 10 day journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, culminated in the FNB12 OneRun undertaken by a team of “ordinary” runners, and hand cyclists. OCAL 2018 JOURNEY FOR CHANGE is not only being run to raise awareness around “disability”, but will also be raising funds for children with Special Education Needs (LSEN) in the Northern Cape.
DIFFERENTLY ABLED – UNIVERSAL BEACH ACCESS PROJECT:
Following the successful launch of the first in Africa Universal Beach Access project at uShaka Marine in Durban; OCAL GLOBAL has now partnered with Western Cape on Wellness or WoW! (an initiative of the Western Cape Provincial Government Department of Health) with the support from the City of Cape Town (CoCT) Metropolitan Municipality for the launch of the same / similar project at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town. Once again, OCAL GLOBAL will supply all Beach Mats for wheel chair Access.
DIFFERENTLY ABLED – THERAPEUTIC REHABILITATION PLAYGROUND
With the gracious financial support from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), OCAL GLOBAL has developed the first on many planned Therapeutic Rehabilitation Playground at Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) in Gugulethu, Cape Town. The official launch of this Therapeutic Rehabilitation Playground was November 30, 2017. OCAL Global’s aim is to build and design what we did at Tembaletu, an all inclusive rehabilitation play park at more LSEN schools throughout south Africa.
DIFFERENTLY ABLED – MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS CENTRE PROJECT
The crude realisation that sporting gear without access to adaptive sporting facilities propelled us towards the development of the first in Africa Multi-Purpose Centre catering exclusively to LSEN schools in marginalised communities offering a variety of adaptive sporting codes that include without limitations; Wheelchair rugby, Adaptive soccer, Seated volleyball, Boccia, and much more differently abled sporting codes and activities – to serve all regional LSEN schools and mobilise international sporting events through a multi-partnership approach.
Through the gracious support of DHK Architects and Corevest (Pty) Ltd, this vision has to date become a clear reality that has been made possible by an investment of over R2.5 Million towards the development of the concept, site analysis, architectural designs, local & international precedent analysis, to the actual Adaptive Multi-Purpose Sport Centre plans. This auspicious project has now entered fundraising phase to affect the actual construction & development of this Adaptive Multi-Purpose Sport Centre.
NORTHERN CAPE LSEN SCHOOL PROJECT
OCAL Global has over the past 6 months done extensive research and feasibility studies in the Northern Cape with the view that together with strategic partners create, build and maintain a fully operational, sustainable LSEN school with boarding facilities and skills development initiatives for differently abled kids in the Northern Cape. All these children have physical disabilities most commonly resulting from Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, amputations, genetic syndromes, spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries. We have currently Identified 133 both mentally and physically differently abled children from the following Local Municipalities; Emthanjeni (38), Siyathemba (44) and Renosterberg (51), all funds raised during the OCAL2018 Journey (Phase 1) will be used to purchase in consultation with our occupational therapist partners, wheel chairs, walkers, prosthetics, crutches and their immediate mobility and their day-to-day living needs.