Progression Shines on Casual Day
October 11 2019 By Progression
Friday 6th September 2019 marked the 25thannual Casual Day in South Africa and the Progression team once again did their utmost to embody this year's theme: "Time to Shine with Persons with Disabilities ".
Casual Day was launched in 1995 as an awareness and fundraising project benefiting persons with disabilities and over the last 25 years it has raised over R334 million, which is distributed among the project's national beneficiaries. Casual Day has grown into the most prominent and successful social advocacy campaign for persons with disabilities in South African history. A key goal of the project is to build a society that not only embraces diversity, but actively celebrates it.
By supporting Casual Day, we are supporting persons with disabilities, an important and often overlooked part of our society. Among other things, Casual Day encourages the public to contribute financially through a small donation for a sticker, and at the same time lobbies for the full integration of persons with disabilities into mainstream society.
Casual Day has become a major highlight on the Progression calendar and this year, as always, the staff at Progression stood out and showed their support for people with disabilities. The team had a wonderful day, shining their lights to bring awareness to disability and celebrating diversity and inclusivity. This year, we also stood in support of the movement against the abuse of women and children.