Boikanyo

  • NPO registration number: 145-107 NPO
  • NGO registration number: IT 159/2011
  • Public Benefit Organisation: 930 036 635
  • Standard Bank Balfour Park
  • Branch Code: 051001
  • Account no: 331 784 408
  • SWIFT Address: SBZAZAJJ

Assisting shack dwelling Children with special needs

We come across children in the area in which we work who are differently- abled and whose caregivers struggle to look after them. We assist by sourcing specialised seating equipment, as well as finding suitable institutions who can take the child into their care. Living with disabilities is a challenge when there is running water and electricity at home, the families we assist generally have no access to this basic human right, they are so poverty stricken. Children who are born into families who live in informal settlements are very compromised. Keeping them clean, fed, and ensuring that they have access to equipment is so challenging.

Once we have knowledge of a child with special needs, we do as much as possible to ensure that the child survives. We either assist families to place them in care facilities, or offer support to those who are still cared for at home. We network with other NGO’s who assist us with equipment, and various Chapter 9 institutions who ensure that children are moved into suitable care facilities.


   

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