International Day of People with Disability - Together We Thrive
On Thursday 1 December 2022, we held a free community event celebrating International Day of People with Disability at the Gary Holland Community Centre. The event was well attended with over 500 community members coming together. Check out the gallery below for some of the highlights.
The City of Kwinana supported the event and provided activities, a sausage sizzle and free ice cream. Students from Warnbro Community Education Support Centre showed off their barista skills by serving free coffee and tea. The City was also a recipient of a $1,000 grant from Developmental Disability WA.
The event welcomed 21 microenterprises who showcased their amazing products to attendees, most of which were hand made. Incorporating microenterprises run by people with disability was a new addition to this event. The event was able to promote some of our local talent and to provide an opportunity for the community to support these local microenterprises.
Capacity building workshops were also introduced, with four workshops delivered on the day:
- Technology Equipment: This workshop was run by the City of Rockingham libraries and showcased the technology available for use and hire from the library.
- How to Start a Microenterprise: Local community members with disability shared their experiences with starting a microenterprise.
- Art and Art Mentorship: Support workers with their clients were guided through an art workshop by an artist who demonstrated ways to support creative expression.
- Community Mental Health Art Workshop: Community members with disability worked together with an art therapist to create a community mental health art piece.
Participants were entertained through performances and a number of activities: