(Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group)
This is OTARG‟S 17th Newsletter and
has the most wonderful information in it.
Please read every word!
It is with such pleasure that I am able to
send out to you the 1st Announcement of
the 8th Congress of the Occupational
Therapy African Regional Group
(OTARG) in Harare, Zimbabwe, next
year from 19th to the 23rd August 2013.
As I said in the last Newsletter these
Congresses of OTARG keep the whole
organisation together and have
assumed enormous importance for the
region. Keep looking at the OTARG
website for the announcements to keep
up to date. It is www.otarg.org.za and is
also on the WFOT website at www.wfot.org.au.
In this edition you will also find the first
notification of the bursaries from
OTARG that will be available to two
applicants to attend the Congress in
Harare next year. The sale of the book
“Occupational Therapy: An African
Perspective” edited by Vivyan Alers and
Rosemary Crouch, published by Sarah
Shorten Publishers on behalf of
OTARG, has generated US$ 1000 each
for two delegates. Details for applicants
are given and it is the duty of the
OTARG Executive Committee to choose
the delegates. This truly is the most
exciting development and a dream of
every OTARG member who contributed
to the book.
Also in this Newsletter you will find
lovely reports from the various regions
of OTARG. Thank you to those
occupational therapists who responded
so promptly, including our wonderful
chairperson Sarah Matovu who
discusses the new occupational therapy
training in Rwanda, and a report from
Sarah Makenda and Herma Grossmann
from Tanzania. We are also so delighted
also to have reports from the Seychelles
and Ghana. This is a first!!