In search of equality

Education Disability Awareness Adventures (EDAA), a non-profit organisation based in KwaZulu Natal, was launched recently with its focus directed at improving the lives of disabled people, including those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

EDAA enjoys the support of KZN Premier S’bu Ndebele and is working in partnership with the Office of the Status of Disabled Persons in the Premier’s Office, as well as the KZN Department of Education and Culture, Esayidi FET College, KZN Tourism and all other disability organisations.

A prime objective of EDAA is to support and facilitate national and provincial Departments of Education with its 20 year plan for building up an all inclusive education and training system that will cater for everybody affected by disability.

At present EDAA is training 40 home caregivers in all aspects of practical handling of people with disabilities and HIV/AIDS. The founder and chairman of EDAA, Ruan Kruger has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. He says the organisation’s message is: “We are normal people and we want to be recognised as such. We want to be able to lead normal lives.” For more information on EDAA contact Ruan Kruger on 072 341 4090 or email info@edaa.co.za.

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