Nappy Run Ambassador: Fakazile Daphney Twala

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Fakazile Daphney Twala, aka Daphney, was born in Limpopo. She’s the fourth of five children and has three brothers and a sister. Daphney is the only one in her family to be born with a disability, but this firecracker has not let this slow her down. She is an accomplished poet, with a published poetry book under her belt called Purposely Designed, and is also an ambassador for Nappy Run.

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Nappy Run Ambassador: Julius Van Der Wat

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Julius Van Der Wat is 41 years old, although he says he’s getting younger by the day. One of five children, he has a twin brother and three other brothers. Julius is also a Nappy Run ambassador. “Being a Nappy Run ambassador is a great honour to me because I am a part of the campaign that is changing people’s perception of nappies and the people who have to wear nappies beyond babyhood.”

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The forgotten key: Early Childhood Development for children with disabilities

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As stated by UNICEF, the first 1000 days of a child’s life are vital in establishing the foundation for the rest of the child’s development going forward. The importance of correct care and stimulation during this period is therefore crucial, and especially so for children with disabilities, who are often overlooked when it comes to Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes. 

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