Unveiling of Statue of Archbishop Denis Hurley – Kwa Thintwa School for the Deaf, Inchanga

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM and some of the clergy of the Archdiocese attended the unveiling of a statue of Archbishop Denis Hurley OMI and the little boy, Bhekene Dube, who inspired him to open the school for the deaf at Inchanga. One photo is of Mrs Dube, mother of the young boy. Cardinal Napier blessed the statue.

This event was also attended by the Premier of KZN Senzo Mchunu, Mr Craig Lancaster who was the representative of the MEC and other dignataries.

Archbishop Hurley was the founder of Kwa Thintwa School for the Deaf at Inchanga. An encounter with a young deaf child inspired him to open this school as he realised that there were no facilities in the vast area of Inchanga to cater for the needs of children with a hearing impediment. The school has grown enormously since those early years and today is home to 330 children who come from mostly impoverished backgrounds. These children are given a caring and nurturing environment where they can grow to the best of their abilities and take their place in society with pride.

Anyone wishing to know more about the school and who would like to become a donor is to please contact Norma Oosthuysen at the Durban Chancery Office, Tel: 031 3031417 or email aodkts@catholic-dbn.org.za

Inchanga - Clergy 28.2.14 (2)

Front: L-R Fr Vusi Mazibuko OMI, Dcn Lawrence Mthethwa

Back: L-R Fr Jean-Lambert Nzaji Kalala OMI, Paddy Kearney, Mikaela York, Mgr Paul Nadal, Tony Cooke, Br Brendan (Marist Brothers) Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM and Fr Sean Mullin CSSp

Inchanga - Archbishop Hurley and child Dube 28.2.14 (2)Inchanga - Mother of child, Mrs Dube 8.2.14