SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind
Since 1953, South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) has strived to expand its offerings to the differently-abled community of Southern Africa, extending beyond Guide Dogs to include Service Dogs for people who are physically impaired, Autism Support Dogs for children with autism, and the College of Orientation & Mobility, whose Orientation & Mobility (O&M) practitioners teach people who are visually impaired to continue their lives in a safe and efficient manner and how to use a long cane as a mobility aid. We only charge a R5 minimal fee from the visually impaired individual when they qualify for a dog and we raise the rest of the funding to train the pup. These amazing companions serve them for on average 8 years! This is priceless in comparison to the difference this working dog makes in their lives. In summary, GDA is a fully constituted non profit organisation who receives no government funding and relies heavily on corporate sponsors, donations from groups or individuals who are wanting to make a difference in the lives of the differently abled. We have SARS 18A status so you qualify a tax rebate by providing us with a donation as well as earning BEE points for your company with our BEE status.
We welcome any support we receive, so that we may continue providing independence, mobility and companionship to the differently abled community in South Africa.