Goal: R5,000.00 | Still Needed: R5,000.00 | Total Supporters So Far: 0 | Amount of People in Need: 12
Established in 2007, Thabang Stimulation Disable Centre works with disabled children in a safe space where they are given the chance to develop and grow. Before the centre was opened, these children were kept at home because there were no schools able to attend to their needs.
Having grown up as an orphan herself, founder Vivian Mavuso knows all too well what it is like to be a child with no one to look after you. She never wanted the children in her community to feel that way and initially thought of opening up an after school care centre for them. She went from door to door in the community to gather information about the needs of the children and saw that children who were born with disabilities were not being cared for because their parents did not know how to help them. She decided then and there that she would create a centre specifically designed to assist these children and give them a chance to grow.
At the centre, they cater to various disabilities including being unable to read, write and walk as well as those who are struggling to eat or speak. Through various activities, Vivian and her staff of six volunteers work on each individual’s needs and aim to turn their weaknesses into strengths.
Thabang Stimulation Disable Centre runs on a passion to help those unable to help themselves, and give them an equal chance in life. The project began with three children and has grown to a total of twelve children who have been given the opportunity to be supported and cared for.
Their goal at the moment is to expand the centre so that they can accommodate more children who are in need of their assistance.
Photographer: Manqoba Nicholas Sibiya from Umndeni_sa Photography | Voice Artist: Sisipho Mbopa | Writer: Natalie Kitching