The Boikanyo Dion Herson Foundation in Partnership with the Paige Project donated 11 buggy wheelchairs to the disabled kids at Tshepo
The wheelchairs were donated on Sunday at Bothashoek.
The kids were not only handed the wheelchairs, they also received blankets to keep them warm.
Speaking to members of the media Tshepo Foundation’s chairperson Dineo Twala said most of the recipients were born with cerebral palsy.
“We are in need of these specialised wheelchairs, they are designed to provide full body and head support for users who cannot sit independently. We have more than 11 disabled people who have different challenges and some are teenagers already.
“They have been carried around up until now, or have had to stay at home when their families go out. Most of our kids cannot move. We are thankful that the two organizations assisted.”
The Boikanyo Dion Herson Foundation is a non-profit organization working with indigent children and their caregivers in impoverished township communities.
It nurtures vulnerable and at-risk youth, whether they are able-bodied or differently-abled.
Twala pleaded with locals in and around Sekhukhune to assist her centre with shelter.
“It’s difficult to operate in my yard, we plead with donors to erect a shelter for the foundation.”
She also thanked Burgersfort Mall for donating her centre sanitisers in recent months.