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Public NOTICE: Let’s help Carpe Diem by recycling your tins!

Carpe Diem School for Physically Disabled Children in George has experienced many difficulties over the past few years due to Covid. The school relies on fund-raising activities which have not been able to take place and their government grant does not cover all of their daily expenses. Learners are provided with a cooked meal every day as well as a food parcel to take home with them.

George Municipality would like to urge the entire community of George, our Businesses, Churches, Hotels, restaurants, B&B’s,  gyms and outdoor facilities to join us in an intervention to help Carpe Diem School. We want you to collect your empty used tins, clean them first please and then drop them at your nearest Area Office; OR at our Social Services Offices (Cnr of Varing and St John Street)  OR contact our offices on 044 802 2000/2001/2009 and we will arrange to collect from you.

The collected tins will be handed over to local recycling companies and any funds received will be donated directly to Carpe Diem School.

Carpe Diem is a school that provides for physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education. The school also serves a few hearing-impaired learners capable of functioning in a normal class situation with the help of hearing aids and/or FM systems (this excludes learners who are deaf). In the autistic unit the school also provides for learners on the autistic spectrum.

Since February 2020 the school has accommodated deaf learners between the ages of 3-8 years in the Unit for Deaf learners. The school serves all towns and farming communities along the Southern Cape coastal region, which include Riversdale, Albertinia, Mossel bay, Hartenbos, Klein Brak, Groot Brak, George, Hoekwil, Sedgefield, Karatara, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and The Craggs. At the moment there are 385 learners in the school, 84 of these learners are also being cared for in the hostels.

Further details please contact Ejustley Boshoff, Gender and Disability Co-ordinator for George Municipality on telephone  044 802 2001/9 or email