Melt in your mouth tramezzini’s, and a good dose of education for our community conscious teenies, was the order of the day at our first ever volunteer training evening. Add Mandela day into the mix to give the evening that extra bit of SA unifying power.
The CEO of the CP association of the Western Cape, Hillary Lane, was the evenings key note speaker. She imparted her experience of the psychological journey of a person with a disability and helped our volunteers to understand and relate to their special needs friends. What makes Hillary so inspirational is that she herself has Cerebral Palsy, but that has not stopped her from leading a life of great impact, leadership, and achievement.
To further enrich our volunteers, a team of EZRA personnel presented a slide show of practical and essential medical-emergency advice to ensure that our Friendship Circle volunteers are well equipped to deal with any situation they may find themselves in during their visits.
There was still time for our new and existing volunteers to wine and dine and get to know each other. The volunteers felt they were a part of a greater team of other caring individuals and enjoyed the chance to experience a group get together.