CAT Participates in Arusha Nane Nane Celebrations
During the Nane Nane exhibition, Connects Autism Tanzania worked with 8 volunteer students with different cognitive challenges to spread awareness about intellectual disabilities. The students provided demonstrations for visitors in weaving, sewing, gardening, and even made popcorn for guests to enjoy. In addition, students were encouraged to interact with guests and walk around to visit other tables to practice their communication skills.
In Tanzania, Nane Nane (8th of August) is a public holiday whereby the nation celebrates the contribution of agriculture to the national economy. This year, Connects Autism Tanzania (CAT), in collaboration with the local education department, participated in the annual Southern Zone Agricultural show. This year's celebration took place from August 1st -10th in Arusha at Nane Nane ground.
CAT celebrated with farmers by educating visitors about Autism and advocating for people with Autism and other cognitive challenges. The majority of visitors were unfamiliar with Autism, so Connects Autism Tanzania provided guests with an introduction to Autism and information about a variety of special needs centers found in Arusha, Manyara and Kilimanjaro.
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