Somalia Gift of the Givers - 26 September - 2 October Gallery
Double Surprise for Hospice Mapetla Day Care Centre
|•||Siyabonga's life changes
Siyabonga Mtshweni was born in 2001 with Cerebral Palsy. He cannot walk and has no means of mobility. Siyabonga's mother Sibongile Evelyn Mtshweni is unemployed. Sibongile Mtshweni joined the Down Syndrome Association Gauteng Support Group in 2005. His plight was brought to the attention of the Differently Abled Trust by John Dikgale of the Down Syndrome Association of Gauteng.
Sibongile was presented with a custom designed Shonaquip chair that will give him the appropriate support that will allow him to sit upright and will allow his mother to move him from place to place without carrying him! Because his particular condition he was also presented with a special mattress to give him support when he is lying down as well.
This gift of a new physical reality was made possible through the generosity of The Centurion Mall, Benmore Gardens as well as individual staff members of the Broll Group and the Broll Foundation. They partnered with the Differently Abled Trust and have changed the life of a young child with a disability.
The Differently Abled Trust NPO No: 052249 & PBO No: 930023149 has a primary focus on identifying and assisting children with disabilities from previously disadvantaged backgrounds with a hope that this will also bring about a much needed change in mindset toward disability in South Africa. One of the most marginalized groups in South Africa are people with disabilities and yet South Africa has one of the most advanced sets of legislation to assist them. Only when they are the beneficiaries of knowledge and skills education will they be able to take advantage of the legislation that should empower them.
Contributions to the Differently Abled Trust can be sent to PO Box 2152, Highlands North, 2037 or deposited directly into
Account Name : Differently Abled 24/7/365
Bank : Standard Bank, Bramley (004 005)
Account Number: 002 982 064
Mapetla Children meet Bokkie!
|•||Benmore gardens have Book sales every month for their various charities.
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SA Blood Bank
Benmore Gardens have sponsored space in our Shopping Centre for the first weekend of each month.
This is to make it more convenient for you our customers to donate blood and help this worthy cause.
As SA Blood says "Your blood saves lives!".
See you at Benmore Gardens to do your part!
Next Blood drives will be on the following dates :
Please be informed that the Blood Bank will be in the Dischem Court
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