The residences and vendors involved in this competition stand a chance to win prizes, and 40% of the money made from each sticker sale will go towards the disability unit of the university.

Casual Day and awareness of people living with disabilities will be taken further into the surrounding local communities, like Mamelodi. Community engagement department manager Gernia van Niekerk said, “Many disabling factors exist that people are not aware of. It is easy to see when someone is blind or has a physical disability, but some disabling factors are not obvious. One of the disabling factors that go unrecognised is hunger.”

Gernia van Niekerk also confirmed that UP Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Cheryl de la Rey will open the disability unit on 4 September.

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