Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa

by Utho Ngathi Disability Projects
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Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa
Oct 4, 2021

Life Journey: Disability in Rural South Africa 4th Report

The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members – Mahatma Gandhi

A 12 year old Wiseman stays with both his parents and 2 other siblings. He suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy which has resulted in him having multiple disabilities. They stay in this common dwelling around South African townships called a Shack, the unfortunate reality of staying in such a shack is that you experience all weather conditions twice as hard than an average person living in a common house structure. His parents are both unemployed, the father only does odd jobs here and there just to put food on the table. Wiseman is however lucky to have a mother who’s devoted her time to taking care of him day in and day out. Life journey campaign helps us to be able to support families like Wiseman’s by buying them food parcels, masks & sanitisers as well as with physiotherapy assessment. This makes a great difference to his family as they had to stop going for his monthly physiotherapy assessment at the public hospital because they couldn’t afford transport fares and specialised wheelchair suitable for his disability. At this point, his assessment and measurements have been done with us and we await a brand new purchased specialised wheelchair that the mother can push him outside for some sun and fresh air comfortably.

There can be no keener revalation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children – Nelson Mandela

The 13 years old Mfanafuthi just wants to be at school with his peers. He suffers from an intellectual disability but that does not stop from dreaming and wanting more out of life. He lost his mother at a very young age, currently he stays with his father (who struggles with substance abuse) and older brother. The only form of care and support he gets is from an elderly woman next door and NGOs like ourselves. Life Journey campaign is facilitating for Mfanafuthi  to get assessment to be enrolled at the school that has a boarding facility. Wiseman and Mfanafuthi are great examples of why the Life Journey campaign is crucial for even more younger beneficiaries because they can receive support that can set them on a better path of life with life changing opportunities.

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