• 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

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.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Heavens very special angels sent to us to care for...Burgersfort fitting 11 children into buggies beginning of Feb....some mothers have such challenges.
Bless these little ones.
We need to renovate more buggies to take to more deep rural areas. R5000 per buggy. Children at last can sit, eat, speak better, eat better and live a better quality of life with buggies. New ones are just unaffordable for these children.

Next stop is Mpumalanga within the next few weeks. A group of little ones living in a deep rural area there is about to get their delivery.

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Just returned home from a round -the- town trip from Protea South squatter camp to Woodrock Animal Rescue in Hennops River. Gideon Morar from
Gideon's Animal Outreach joined us on a visit to educate and assist with pets in the squatter camp. We picked up this little laddie, literally on his last legs. So thin, lethargic and anaemic, he just stood, he couldnt much move. Little guy was taken to Woodrock, emergency rehydration given, and rushed off to the vet. Turns out its just sheer neglect: worms, and covered in ticks and fleas. He is gonna be fine. He will be snapped up for adoption quickly, he is just gorgeous. Wendy Rubenstein

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3 weeks ago

Boikanyo, The Dion Herson Foundation
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Sunday was one of those special days that are forever etched in ones mind: the fitting of cerebral palsy children in rural Limpopo into buggies. A gift from above. There is something so ethereal in knowing that you have done something for a child which will enhance their lives, enable them to eat better, speak better, and perhaps live longer. The look on a child of 11's face who is sitting without flopping over for the first time in their lives is unforgettable. Such was the day. Just unreal.

Thanks goes to the following people, organisations and companies: The Paige Project, Amy Pogir, Value Logistics, Geppettos World, Wendy Rubenstein, Shirley Norval, Kirsty Watts Foundation, Light A Sparke

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This morning the most special company, Value Logistics, came to collect buggies to be sent up to a group of cerebral palsy children who live in the middle of rural nowhere - Burgersfort Limpopo. These children were born with cerebral palsy and some are teenagers already. They have either been carried around up until now, or have had to stay at home when the family go out.
The Paige Project sourced the pre owned buggies, a group of very special grade 11 s from King David High School raised the money to renovate them. Judy Winer from Light A Sparke organised umteen blankets as has Wendy Rubenstein. Geppettos World has donated therapy mats for this little centre in a place forgotten.
Next weekend is the fitting, we will be making our way out there.

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