Huguenot High School
gets a ‘lift’
Date: 5 May 2019
Inclusive education got a boost at Huguenot High School in Wellington with a brand new lift to make the school building more accessible for learners with physical impairments.
At the beginning of 2018, the school admitted two learners with mobility issues. After discussions with the Western Cape Education Department’s support services, the WCED made funding available to install a lift that would service the three-storey building.
While the elevator shaft was under construction, the school built a wheelchair accessible bathroom on the ground floor at its own expense.
The lift was officially inaugurated on 24 April 2019 by Dr Fernoldt Galant, Circuit Manager, as representative of the WCED.
Johann Enslin, the school’s marketing director, said they are very grateful to the WCED and project manager, Buks Zeeman and his team, who supported the school to enable inclusive education.
Berenice Daniels, Director: Inclusive and Specialised Education Support, said district therapists have identified an additional 25 public ordinary schools needing ramps installed and adaptations made to the school facilities, for example the toilets, to make them more accessible. Work is in progress.