Starting on 10 May 2018, a team of 12 differently abled runners, and hand cyclists will take on this incredible non-stop 24 hour, epic 10 day, 2100km journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, leading up to the final stage of the journey, team OCAL Global will make their way to the start line of the FNB 12 ONERUN on the 20th May 2018, this being the third of OCAL Global’s annual Journey For Change initiatives to challenge and change the perception around disability.
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.