Children with disabilities
Deserving of dignity, respect & non-discrimination

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The nappy represents many of the challenges and needs facing children with disabilities, and the failure of society and government to adequately support this vulnerable group. Many children with disabilities require nappies due to their disabilities that may impair control of their bladder and bowel movements.

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The expense of nappies is sadly something which many families or caregivers cannot afford. Children with disabilities are often left in the appalling state of being wet, uncomfortable, and at risk because their caregivers don’t have access to enough clean nappies to meet their physical needs. As the nappy is an essential health item that government is liable to provide, their lack of accountability to provide nappies is unacceptable.

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We believe that children with disabilities need to have their dignity and rights upheld, and their health and physical needs met. So join us by donating towards nappies for our children with disabilities and/ or participating in the Courage+Kindness Nappy Run event taking place on 5 November 2022.


Enter the Nappy Run Fun Run

Support our country’s children with disabilities while having fun! This year we will again be holding the Nappy Run at the Johannesburg Zoo.

The Nappy Run fun run is the highlight of an annual national campaign to raise public awareness about children with disabilities and to raise funds for much-needed nappies for them.

Date: 5 November 2022
Time: 07h30 – 10h00 (Registration from 06h30)
Place: Johannesburg Zoo

Make a Difference

Uphold the rights of children with disabilities who are in need of essential nappies.

What We Do

Nappy Run, started in 2011 by the National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), is an annual national awareness and nappy donation-drive campaign. The purpose of the campaign is primarily aimed at educating the public on the violation of the rights of our country’s most marginalized and vulnerable group of people – our children with disabilities. Furthermore, Nappy Run appeals to the public for online donations which go towards the purchase of nappies – a vital incontinence-management product for children with disabilities.

Nappy Run runs from 1 October to 3 December and concludes on International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The campaign falls within South Africa’s Children’s Rights Month in October, and Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM), which takes place every November.

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