We spoke to Nicolene Mostert, who’s currently on the road as part of an NPO called OCAL Global’s annual campaign for change. This year’s mission is to raise awareness and funds to alleviate period poverty in South Africa in a sustainable way. We find out how they’re doing it and how you can easily get involved and make a difference too.
What we do at OCAL GLOBAL is informed be five (5) CORE OUTCOMES:
1. PROVIDER COMMITMENT
Mobilising more & diverse support towards the growing needs of Differently Abled Persons.
2. PATHWAYS AND PROGRESS
Ensuring the opportunities are available for Differently Abled Persons and then providing opportunities and pathways to enable individuals to progress to the level they are willing and capable of achieving.
3. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Focusing on enhancing the confidence and self-esteem of Differently Abled Persons through sport and physical activities, before transitioning into Capacity Development Initiatives.
4. PUBLIC PERCEPTION
Challenging the global perception regarding Differently Abled Persons, in general, and the activities they take part in – including Sport.
5. PARTICIPATION FOR LIFE
Throughout life and regardless of impairment, participating in sport or any physical or developmental activity will always be a choice rather than a requirement; therefore, for Differently Abled Persons all these experiences should be positive, beneficial and enjoyable rather than a burden or provided out a position of pity.