By Siphokazi Zama
The Sibanye Special Day Care Centre desperately needs your help. The centre opened in Grahamstown this past week. It is based at Samuel Ntlebi Primary School aims to provide care for children with disabilities. One of the centre’s founding members, Nomalungisa Maloni, said the opening was the fulfilment of a long-time “wish” in Joza.
“We saw that both the parents [of special needs children] and the children themselves were suffering because they had no place to go during the day,” she said.
“One of the many problems parents with disabled children face is that they cannot work because they do not have anybody to look after their children or a place to drop their kids off for the day.”
The centre provides some relief to the parents and offers a stimulating and safe environment for their children.”
Although the centre is a fee-paying school, it doesn’t currently have enough funds to buy everything that they need.
The centre needs equipment to help make the classrooms more child-friendly and educational. They need paint to decorate the walls, mattresses for the children to sleep on and child-sized chairs and desks for the children to work on.
To donate items, please contact David Greybe, the Coordinator at the Assumption Development Centre at 046 637 1147 or Nomalungisa Maloni at 060 671 2968.