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Please help us to help our special needs community

Please help us to help our special needs community

Funds Raised:
R 650
Fundraising Target:
R 131 020

Personal message

ON THE SPARROW DAYCARE, a registered non-profit organization, was founded in 2015 with a noble mission. The center caters to children and young adults with a diverse range of multiple disabilities, including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, Intellectual, and physical disabilities.

Our dedicated team serves 40 students between the ages of 5 and 23, who come from underprivileged families unable to afford expensive special schools. We are committed to providing these young individuals with comprehensive education and valuable skills, empowering them to become independent adults who can make positive contributions to society. Remarkably, ON THE SPARROW DAYCARE has been self-sustaining for the past eight years, thanks to the support of our caring community and occasional business contributions. This journey has vividly demonstrated that "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD."

At our center, we instill a sense of pride in each student, encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness and reject societal norms of "normalcy." Our slogan, "BEING DIFFERENT IS NORMAL TO US," reflects this ethos.

ON THE SPARROW DAYCARE offers a wide range of essential services to our students, including:

  1. Providing two daily nutritious meals to students, addressing the severity of poverty in their homes.
  2. Offering bilingual reading and writing instruction.
  3. Teaching mathematics.
  4. Providing computer skills and graphic design training.
  5. Developing life skills.
  6. Fostering social skills.
  7. Offering physiotherapy.
  8. Conducting speech therapy.
  9. Teaching business management skills and development.
  10. Preparing and developing occupational skills.

Our dedicated staff delivers these services with limited resources, adhering to the principle of "DOING WHAT YOU CAN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE." We aim to raise the necessary funds within a timeline of six months.

Achieving our fundraising goal will enable ON THE SPARROW DAYCARE to offer world-class services to the special needs community with ease, including:

  1. Enhanced concentration in class due to daily nutritious meals.
  2. Outdoor activities using new equipment.
  3. Enjoyable learning experiences in fully furnished classrooms with ample supplies.
  4. Improved mobility and independence for students needing wheelchairs.
  5. Streamlined physiotherapy sessions with proper equipment.
  6. Motivated students reaching their full potential without hindrances.
  7. Relief for families as they witness their children becoming self-sufficient and contributing positively to society.
  8. Entrepreneurial motivation for students studying business management, potentially creating employment opportunities.
  9. A broader societal understanding that people with special needs can make a difference and add value to life.

The breakdown of the required R131,020.00 is as follows:

  • Food for the year: R36,000
  • Electricity tokens for cooking for the year: R3,000
  • Stationery and office supplies: R3,500
  • Adult disposable nappies for the year: R11,520
  • Disposable nappies for kids for the year: R12,000
  • Baby wipes: R4,800
  • 6 Exercise balls for the physiotherapy room: R1,200
  • Alphabet foam mats: R1,200
  • 2 wheelchairs: R6,000
  • Outdoor swingset for wheelchair-bound students: R35,000
  • 2 Trampolines for outdoor and physiotherapy room: R2,000
  • 20 desks for 40 students: R10,000
  • 40 plastic chairs for 40 students: R4,000
  • 40 spoons: R200
  • 40 plastic plates: R400
  • 40 plastic cups: R200

We believe in the power of community and generosity to transform lives. Your support will make a significant difference in the lives of these young individuals and help us continue our vital mission. Thank you for considering our cause.


  • Oct 05, 2023 - R 350.00 Tipped
  • "" - Gill

  • Oct 05, 2023 - R 300.00 Tipped
  • "" - Anonymous

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Fundraising target

R 131 020.00

Donations to date

R 650.00



ON THE SPARROW DAYCARE is a registered NPO. We care for and educate children and young adults with multiple special needs from Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual disabilities. 

We train and equip them with education, social, life, and business skills to prepare them to be independent, self-sufficient individuals. 

We also offer physiotherapy, speech therapy, and other multi-sensory skills development with the assistance of qualified professionals.