HARDLOOP VIR DOWES / RUN FOR THE DEAF

HARDLOOP VIR DOWES

NID se “Hardloop vir Dowes” projekte het vanjaar weer met ‘n hoogtepunt afgeskop met die tweede Rooi vs Blou wedloop wat op 29 Maart plaasgevind het. Dié 6km wedloop wat in 2016 die eerste keer aangebied is is reeds baie gewild en is anders as enige ander een: Die wenner(s) is nie wie eerste is nie, maar wie van mans of vroue die meeste is wat die wedloop voltooi! Die mans het vanjaar die dames gewys waar Dawid die wortels gegrawe het en is as wenners gekroon. Die opbrengs van die wedloop word aangewend vir die opleiding van Dowe leraars by NID.

Op 15 April het 50 atlete ook weer vanjaar deelgeneem aan die Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon ten bate van NID. Die merkwaardige fondsinsameling-pogings van hierdie atlete het vanjaar R 164 000 bygedra tot die dienste aan Dowes by NID.

Nog ‘n knoop in die oor om te maak is die NID Night Trail Run wat weer vanjaar plaasvind op 24 en 25 November 2017.

Vir meer inligting oor enige van hierdie projekte of om ‘n bydrae te maak, kontak fr.nid@nid.org.za.

RUN FOR THE DEAF

This year, NID’s “Run for the Deaf” projects have kicked off with a bang starting with the second Red vs Blue run that took place on 29 March. This 6km run that was held for the first time in 2016, is already highly popular and is unlike any other: The winners are not those who finish first, but are determined by whether male (Blue) or female (Red) participants finish in the majority!  This year, the gents kicked sand in the face of the ladies and were crowned as champs. The proceeds of the run will go towards Deaf Ministry Training at NID.

On 15 April 50 athletes also took part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon to the benefit of NID. The remarkable efforts in fundraising from these athletes contributed R 164 000 towards services to the Deaf at NID.

An upcoming event date to save is 24 & 25 November 2017, when the NID Night Trail Run takes place again.

For more information on any of these projects or to make a contribution, contact: fr.nid@nid.org.za

 

NIGHT TRAIL RUN

Take on dusk and dawn with this exciting running challenge benefiting persons with hearing loss.

Dusk: Race starts at 19:30 – Friday 24 November 2017. Choose between 12, 8 and 4 km.

Dawn: Race starts at 06:00 – Saturday 25 November 2017. Choose between 22, 12 and 8 km.

Entry fees:
22km = R 220 / 12km = R 120 / 8km = R 80 / 4km = R 40

Donations to NID of R 250 or more get one FREE entry. If you enter both days, your cheapest entry will be half price.

All donations to NID are deductible from tax.

For more information and to enter, email relations.fr@nid.org.za.

NID Sign Superstars

NID SIGN SUPERSTARS

The National Institute for the Deaf hosted a very successful Gala Event of NID Sign Superstars! http://www.facebook.com/nidsignsuperstars/

The National Institute for the Deaf (NID)’s department for Integrated Support Services (ISS) launched an exciting, nationwide competition called NID Sign Superstars in September 2016. The aim of this competition is to promote South African Sign Language – to show its diversity, its vibrancy and its beauty.

Similar to the popular Idols competitions, contestants competed to determine who the first ever NID Sign Superstar for 2017 will be. This competition was open to any SASL user older than 18 years. The video entries – featuring a variety of genres such as poetry, music, comedy, and storytelling (2 – 5 minutes) – focus on SASL and showcase the language’s beauty and creativity.

The top 50 entries were selected by a panel of experts from NID. These videos were posted on social media and NID’s website for the public to vote for the top 20, top 10 and the final top 5 participants.

The top 5 participants went through to the finale – a gala event where a panel of external judges (all SASL experts) determined SA’s NID Sign Superstar for 2017.

Anell and Enrikus Koekemoer walked away with the R 15 000 cash prize and the title of NID Sign Superstar 2017. 

Herewith the other winners:

  • 2nd winner: R 10 000 – Coreza Buys, Leana van Rensburg and Dellavon Laubscher
  • 3rd winner: R    5 000 – Shaun-Lee Jonas
  • 4th winner: R    2 000 – Elzane van den Bergh
  • 5th winner: R    1 000 – Vanessa Reyneke

Even the public won a few cash prizes for voting for their favourite:

  • 1st voting winner: R 10 000 – Anel le Roux
  • 2nd voting winner: R  5 000 – Jos van Zyl
  • 3rd voting winner: R  3 000 – Trudie Jones

NID Sign Superstars’ 2017 DVDs is available to purchase at R 100 each. Order can be placed at pa.support@nid.org.za

We believe that promoting SASL in this way will advance the fight and gain support to get SASL recognised as the 12th official language of South Africa.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THIS COMPETITION WILL BE LAUNCHED AGAIN FOR 2018! ENTRIES OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2017! WATCH THIS SPACE!

For more information or any enquiries:

facebook @nidsignsuperstars

telephone 023 342 5555

mail nid.signsuperstars@gmail.com

135 PROJECT

135 Project – pledge a fundraising project of your choice in support of NID.

The 135 Schools Project involves schools taking on a fundraising project of their choice in support of NID. Projects may vary from a social day, coin laying, hosting a dance or anything easy that could easily slot into the school’s annual programme.

This project is however not limited to school participation. Colleges, universities, service organisations or any type of group can also get involved and donate the funds collected from their project to NID as a special 135-year birthday gift.

For more information, contact pa.deputy@nid.org.za

PLEDGE YOUR BIRTHDAY

Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to rather give a “gift” in support of NID, in celebration of your special day and in celebration of our 135th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

We once received a donation from a new friend of the Deaf on request of one of her friends who celebrated his birthday. He had told his family and friends that he had received enough gifts and blessings over the years, and that the money they would have spent on him for a birthday gift, should rather go to a worthy cause. Special gestures like these are one of the ways that has made it possible for NID to make a difference in the lives of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss for the last 135 years.

Please consider following this example and doing the same. Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to give a “gift” in support of our good cause and in celebration of our 135th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

To pledge your birthday, email pa.deputy@nid.org.za.