Posts Tagged ‘People with disabilities’

Historical attitude to “Undesirables” in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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A new documentary from Frank Films shines the light on the history of the way in which people with disabilities have been treated in New Zealand. The filmmakers interview some of the people who spent much of their young lives in psychopaedic institutions in New Zealand. These were situated at Templeton, Braemar, near Nelson, Kimberley, near Levin, Read more

Manuele living life to the full Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Manuele Teofilo was recently awarded the Chairperson Award at the Oceania Young Writers Conference in Melbourne. The 27-year-old belongs to the Christian Fellowship For Disabled in Auckland. Manuele has been involved in many national camps. Last year he was a volunteer at the Centre and is now a member of the Christian Disability Trust. Manuele Read more

Pope Francis thanked Jean Vanier for his witness Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Pope Francis phoned Jean Vanier a week before his death. He told reporters he wanted to express his gratitude for his witness. “Simply put, I want to thank him and thank God for having given us this man with such a great witness,” the pope said. Jean Vanier, whose charity work helped improve conditions for Read more