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Creative Kidz School holds its second autism walk

Creative Kidz School held an autism walk on April 3 at their school to commemorate Autism Month.

The Creative Kidz Schools Autism Awareness Walk was a follow-up to their successful walk held in 2023 and an opportunity for parents, learners, and teachers to raise autism awareness in the community of Brackendowns.

“At Creative Kidz School, we believe learners with learning barriers or different challenges are unique.

“Every year, we participate in autism awareness. We cater to learners with high-functioning autism and provide the support they need to flourish and reach their full potential.

Godfrey Nashavira, Letitia Schouwink, Sonja Schalkwyk and Aayanda Fani.

“We want to create awareness in a community that learners with autism are unique and have different abilities and see the world from a different perspective.

“The school believes in empowering them and by creating awareness, we create support from people within the community. It takes a village to raise a child, and that is why community involvement is important,” said Leanda Otto, CEO of Creative Kidz School.

Teachers, parents, and learners started walking from the school and went around the neighbouring streets holding boards that explained more about autism.

One of the boards read, ‘Autism is like a rainbow. Each colour represents different personalities and quirts’.
After the walk, learners and teachers had a wonderful picnic on the green grass at the schoolyard.

It was all smiles and joy to the little ones as they enjoyed snacks and drinks in the sunshine.

Learners, parents, and teachers walking around neighbouring streets in Brackendowns.

“We want everyone to know that autistic children are unique and special. People should know theat autistic children are just like any other child out there. The only difference is that they learn differently,” said Natasha Manickum, a teacher at Creative Kidz School.

Learners are holding boards during the walk.

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