Rose Park is a 5-hectare park in Lenasia where families enjoy a day out and children play to their heart’s content. A great iniative by Johannesburg City Parks, Rose Park boasts rose-lined gardens and a beautiful water feature.
It was officially opened by ANC liberation fighter Lallo Isu Chiba. The park has jungle-gyms, slides, etc. Great for kids all sizes but not much for the physically disabled. As I love to see my own chldren laugh and play, a mother of a disabled child would want the same. Channel Islam International in conjunction with Johannesburg City Parks and Differability Information and Support Association (DISA) are taking the initiative to make the dream of the physically challenged individuals come true, by raising R700,000 which is required for the project.
Just think that a physically challenged child can enjoy a day out with “regular” kids. With the completion of this project, physically challenged children don’t just have to sit in the shadows but be a part of what we take for granted everyday.
Let us spread awareness of physically challenged children. Visit Ummul Hasanaat’s Facebook page and check out the Rose Park Project Facebook page.
CII is also hosting a “Special Needs Jalsa” which is in support of the Rose Park Project. This event will take place on the 02nd October 2011, at the Linder Auditorium located at the Wits School of Education.
The Jalsa will feature Anasheeds, plays and renditions by physically challenged learners including a drama scripted by Farzana Rawat of Stix Productions which is produced and will be performed by Imraan Ismail and crew.
Let us think about those less fortunate than us and help many little faces smile for generations to come. Any amount is welcome. All proceeds from Gelli Baff Messy Play Day will be included in our collection for the Rose Park Project.