NID MARATHON TOUR

From 19 September to 03 October 2018, 26 dedicated runners with compassionate hearts from Cape Town took part in a marathon tour through the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.

This year’s tour was the eighth one since 2012 and is an annual NID fundraising initiative. The group managed to raise R 100 000 to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID, as well as R 40 000 for the Gawie de la Bat Nursery School.

In April 2019 14 athletes will take part in the 9th NID Marathon Tour to Europe. They will compete in various races whilst raising awareness and funds to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID. To support this initiative, visit https://www.givengain.com/cc/marathontour2019/. 

 

2019/2020 CALENDAR

22/23 November  NID Trail Run

13 December      NID Close

06 January          NID Open

27 February        Red vs Blue Run

For more information on any of these events, please contact fr.nid@nid.org.za

Press Release – Incident 09 October 2018

The National Institute for the Deaf (NID) can confirm that a case of homicide and suicide are currently being investigated, after an incident on Tuesday morning at the ladies hostel of their training unit. The residence was locked at the time according to standard safety procedures. In the early hours of the morning, a man (23) allegedly gained access to the building by breaking the window of the hostel’s relaxation room. He then proceeded to a female student’s room. He took the woman’s life (21) by stabbing her multiple times and then took his own life. He also posed as an immediate threat to the five other women in the room.

The man was also a student at NID Training, but recently left the campus after disciplinary procedures. He was allegedly visiting a friend in Worcester for the weekend. The motive for the murder is still unknown, but it appears to be about their relationship which recently ended.

Both of their families have been notified. Staff and students at NID Training are in the process of receiving trauma counselling. The NID campus community is shocked by the incident and our sincere condolences with the family and friends of the two people who lost their lives.

For more information, contact Mr Cobus van Deventer on 023 342 5555 or email to nid@nid.org.za

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Die Nasionale Instituut vir Dowes (NID) kan bevestig dat ‘n saak van moord en selfmoord tans deur die polisie ondersoek word, na ‘n insident op Dinsdagoggend, 09 Oktober 2018 by hul opleidingseenheid se dameskoshuis. Die koshuis was volgens normale veiligheidsprosedures gesluit. Na bewering het ‘n man (23) in die vroeë oggendure toegang tot die gebou verkry deur die venster van die dameskoshuis se ontspanningslokaal te breek en so toegang tot ‘n damesstudent se kamer verkry. Hy het die meisie (21) se lewe geneem deur haar verskeie meswonde toe te dien en daarna ook sy eie lewe geneem. Hy was ook ‘n bedreiging vir die vyf ander dames in die kamer.

Die man was ‘n student by NID Opleiding, maar het onlangs die kampus verlaat na dissiplinêre prosesse wat gevolg is. Hy het na bewering die naweek by ‘n vriend in Worcester kom kuier. Die motief vir die moord is nog onbekend, maar spruit skynbaar oor hul verhouding wat verbreek is.

Beide se ouers is reeds in kennis gestel en personeel en mede-studente by die opleidingseenheid ontvang reeds traumaberading. Ons NID kampusgemeenskap is geskok deur die insident en ons harte gaan uit na die familie en vriende van die twee persone wat hul lewens verloor het.

Vir enige navrae, kontak Mnr Cobus van Deventer by 023 342 5555 of e-pos na nid@nid.org.za

CYCLE TELETHON 2018

On Friday 31 August and Saturday 01 September NID held our annual Cycle Telethon fundraising project in the Mountain Mill Shopping Centre, Worcester.

The project involves 4 teams of 9 Deaf cyclists each cycling for 24 hours from Friday 14:00 to Saturday 14:00 on exercise bicycles in the shopping centre. The teams compete against each other to cycle the furthest distance in the 24 hours. During the cycling we have a phoning program where tele-marketers (mostly staff with a few volunteers) phone donors, partners and friends and ask them to pledge a contribution towards the project. Previous donors are challenged on their previous gifts or to better the pledge and new donors (who are challenged by existing donors/pledgers) are asked to become involved through a contribution.

The aim of the project is to raise funds for multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID and secondly to create awareness of NID and what we do for the Deaf and persons with hearing loss through our various departments.

This year the team from De la Bat School for the Deaf was crowned the winners. The total amount of R 200 000 has been pledged and received thus far.

You can still help make a difference: SMS / WhatsApp your donation pledge to 082 947 8846 or email to pa.deputy@nid.org.za for more information.

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