Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Nkosinathi Foundation
Play Video
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guiding the Blind through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary

Blind people are especially vulnerable to the Corona virus. They rely on touch to read Braille and to navigate unfamiliar surroundings. They also need people to assist and guide them - so social distancing is really not easy. In South Africa most Blind people are unemployed - making them susceptible to malnutrition and low immunity and at greater risk of contracting the virus. This emergency project aims to feed and equip as many Blind people with the basic necessities to keep them safe.

$40
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Blind people are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Especially in poor regions such as the Eastern Cape SA - the 2nd poorest and most populated province. Many blind people here live in poverty; do not have access to technology or adequate education or job prospects. Their poverty status makes them vulnerable to low immunity. Their reliance on touch to navigate places and spaces makes them prone to contracting viruses. Reliance on guides makes social distancing nearly impossible.

Solution

Our fundraising events have come to a halt due to restrictions. However, we aim to use existing resources and raise others through campaigns such as this to provide continued access to services and assistance for our Blind beneficiaries especially at this time. Reaching out through technology & related services & devices will allow us to do so. In this way we can: communicate precautions & advice, provide counselling, educate & stimulate Blind children and provide food and other sanitary items.

Long-Term Impact

Goods: practical relief and support to blind people affected by poverty will ensure that blind adults & children continue to be: nourished, counselled & provided with personal protective equipment & sanitation to keep them physically & mentally healthy & safe. Guiding & Going forward: providing Blind people with digitally adapted rehabilitation & education services designed to assist with social distancing during the pandemic - ensuring ongoing rehabilitation & learning without exposure.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.nkosinathifoundation.org/​
Face Book Page
Website

Organization Information

Nkosinathi Foundation

Location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape - South Africa
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @NONE
Project Leader:
Anne-Marie Stephenson
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in South Africa or in COVID-19 that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.