Smiles, fun, laughter, story telling mixed with uncontained excitement filled the atmosphere at the 2014 Blind Fun Run on Saturday the 16th of August. Blind and partially sighted individuals from the Nkosinathi Foundation met up with their team mates from Varsity College at Pollock beach to participate in the Continental 5km Fun Run/Walk hosted by Body Concept Road Warriors.
“This event has become a much loved event among the students on campus and is seen as an extraordinary experience that not only makes for great story telling but also provides the students with a platform to give back to the community” said Jaci Howell, Student Relations Manager at Varsity College.
While the fun run was filled with tons of fun and laughter, a number of lessons about challenges that blind and partially sighted individuals face, were also learnt. The Blind Fun Run gave students the chance to learn more about blind and partially sighted individuals in a relaxed, fun environment.
The Nkosinathi Foundation’s goal is to support blind and partially sighted people to overcome the challenges of being blind and to reach their full potential through the independent living skills training and supportive services.
This initiative by Varsity College is kindly supported by the Body Concept Road Warriors who waive the entry fees for blind and partially sighted participants every year and who accommodate practical arrangements for these teams to create awareness amongst the general public.
Author: A’neil Philander
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