Events

events

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS 2019

  • Shéri wrote a book about her life. The well-known writer, Deon Meyer will discuss this book with her, in the Drosdy Theatre in Stellenbosch on 13 March.
  • Sheri will address the Inclusive schools in action conference in Pretoria as main keynote speaker, on the 6th February.
  • Sheri will address a community function in Kakamas in the Northern Cape on the 7th February.
  • Sheri will address schools in Kakamas on the 8th February.
  • On the 9th of March Sheri will address a mother and daughter tea presented by Harrismith High School.
  • From 11-15 March she will address schools in the Western Cape region.
  • On 13 & 14 March Sheri will play a leading role in the show, “Extra chromosome is nie cool nie” in the Drosdy Theatre in Stellenbosch.
  • On the 16th March Sheri will address a fundraising function in Polokwane. The money is in aid of a very sick little girl, Minke.
  • On the 2/3 August Sheri will address the Super teacher symposium in Pretoria.
  • In September Sheri will speak in Sydney, Australia and Christchurch in New Zeeland.

SOME RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sheri addressed the Self Advocacy Conference at the United Nations Office Geneva, Palais des Nations, during March 2017.  The call to action is “Enabling people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to be fully included in the community.”
  • Sheri was invited and presented a workshop organized by the Belmatt Healthcare Training group. The attendants received CPD points.
  • Sheri did a keynote speech at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
  • Sheri was invited and addressed the National Conference of the ATKV (Afrikaans language and culture organization).
  • Sheri delivered a keynote speech at the 10thWorld nursing and healthcare Conference in Berlin, Germany.
  • After a very successful two-person show, at the Free State Art Festival in 2016, Sheri was invited by the organizers and played in a highly successful flagship production during the same festival.
  • August 2018: BeautifulNews South Africa shot a film which was shown live on Sunday 5 August 2018 on their website (beautifulnews.co.za) and on their social channels Facebook (http://bit.ly/2mnyAUH) and Instagram (http://bit.ly/2dFiVzX).
  • September 2018: Sheri’s was part of a feature article about the Congress in Scotland, by Elizabeth Callinan, in a Melbourne newspaper, The Age in Australia. Her photo and a video clip were also chosen to accompany the article. https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/my-greta-finding-a-world-of-possibilities-20180830-p500os.html
  • Sheri spoke at a gala dinner to commemorate the 80thanniversary of the Western Cape Organisation who assists people with disabilities. Her book was also launched at this function.
  • Then another great opportunity for Sheri was when she gave a testimony at the Christmas ceremony at an outside amphitheatre in Hartenbos, South Africa at the end of 2017. More than 10 000 people attended and they gave her a standing ovation.
  • March 2018: Sheri addressed a function in aid of a school for learners with special needs, in Windhoek, Namibia and she also assisted in a fundraising event for a school with children with special needs in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • Sheri was interviewed live by the local Namibian paper, Republikein, on Facebook after they wrote a feature about her visit in Windhoek.
  • On international Down syndrome day Sheri did an interview with Radio Diza in the Western Cape and a few days later she did a two-hour interview with Radio Rosestad in Bloemfontein.
  • Sheri enjoyed addressing a fundraising function for Gateway school in Johannesburg, at an airfield because she was flown to Johannesburg in a small plane.
  • In May Sheri addressed a leadership conference of the SAOU Teachers Union in East London, attended by a large number of teachers.
  • In July Sheri addressed the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow, Scotland and she also carried the South African flag during the flag ceremony on the opening day of the conference.
  • In July Sheri addressed an Education Symposium at the Oxford University and in December Sheri addressed the Cambridge World Congress on Special Needs in England.