Help make the Dias Farm School Wheelchair friendly.
- By: Renèe Projects Hoffman
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/dias-farm-school
Charity Projects PE's primary focus is to assist undocumented farm school children and their families with late registration of birth.
We met Lukhanyo in 2018 when we heard from the Principal of the Dias Farm school that she found out from his sister that she had an older brother who has never been to school.
13 year old Lukhanyo has cerebral palsy, which has affected the muscles in his knees so he is unable to walk. He speaks three languages but can only write his name. He dreams of becoming a teacher and longs to be in school. He spends his days at home, drawing and playing with his dog. His parents have never been able to pay transport costs for him to get to a special needs school. But there is hope for Lukhanyo. Even at this age.
The Dias Farm School, which we are assisting with late registration of birth, is close to the informal settlement where he stays, and all the children know and love him. His sister and cousins go to this small school. After trying every avenue to get him to a school for disabled children had failed because of his age or transport costs which were too high, we approached the principal of the Dias Farm School who agreed to accept him should we assist the school to become wheelchair friendly.
Creating a wheelchair friendly environment for this one child to have a future, is worth it. But this will also be an answered prayer for other physically disabled children in the surrounding settlement areas.
Help us make this sweet boys dream of going to school come true.
- Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 010.00
- "Blessings from God..." - Anonymous
- Jun 18, 2019 - R 152.25
- "Good luck" - Nina
- Jun 13, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
- "Good luck????" - Wendy
- Jun 13, 2019 - USD $ 14.15
- "Good luck!" - Ducass
- Jun 12, 2019 - R 102.82
- "I hope you raise enough to make the alterations needs !" - Anonymous
- Jun 12, 2019 - R 101.50
- "Good luck, hope you make target soon!" - Olivia
- Jun 12, 2019 - R 110.00
- "Stay positive Boet" - Hannethie
- Jun 11, 2019 - R 110.00
- "Awesome project. Good luck" - Lynne
- Jun 10, 2019 - R 304.50
- "Such a worthy cause" - Nina
- Jun 10, 2019 - USD $ 70.62
- "Great initiative " - Adam Crawley
- Jun 10, 2019 - R 1 015.00
- "I challenge you to be a part of this life changing project and match or better my donation." - Elaine
- Jun 10, 2019 - R 110.00
- "Always follow your dreams and heart Lukanyo. You have the potential in you. " - Anonymous
- Jun 09, 2019 - R 514.10
- "A pleasure to help with such a worthy cause" - Ingrid kilgour
- Jun 07, 2019 - R 500.00
- "Good luck " - Margaret
- Jun 07, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Such a worthy cause" - Heidi Reid
- Jun 07, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Great work guys!!!" - Lauren
Charity Projects Port Elizabeth
Charity Projects PE's Flagship project is to assist the families of undocumented children in farm schools with Late Registration of Birth. We provide food parcels and resources to the families for the duration of the registration process and support feeding schemes. All beneficiaries are South Africans that have been unable to register successfully.
We assist the farm schools we work with, with public exposure to their needs and act as the link between the farm school and public.
Friends of our organisation sponsor children in crisis as the need arises. These children receive no government support and will not be able to go to high school unless they are documented. According to the Department of Education, the children are also not registered as students at the farm schools. This puts strain on the resources of the school.
We work in partnership with Home Affairs, Social Development and the school to effectively register all the undocumented children.
We currently have 44 applications in progress and our opperational costs are unfunded.
Our founding member, Renee Hoffman, has been assisting undocumented children for the past three years and registered the NPO after seeing how difficult it is for these families to access the information they require to be successfully registered. In 2018 she received the esteemed Paul Harris Award from Rotary and the Your Voice RSA Community service award for individuals. She is a full time volunteer, who dedicates her days to serve children in crisis.