We believe that collective action will build the world we all want to live in – that is why we show up day after day. You can be part of our team by raising funds on our behalf, or getting in touch with us about non-monetary ways to support our work. We want to change the world for children with disabilities and their families, will you join us?
MAKE A DONATION
We are currently building a $340K (ZAR5 million) wheelchair fund to assist hundreds of children who have been left without the devices they need to stay healthy, function well, and be included. We invite you to donate smaller amounts monthly, a once off amount, or signing up as a fundraiser to help our team reach the target!
To donate to the Wheelchair fund use any of the platforms below, referencing “Wheelchair Fund”.
To donate to other parts of our work, please use a clear reference or “general donation”.
If you wish to fund a project, or discuss your donation, please get in touch!
Our Bank Account Details
Full Account Name: Uhambo Foundation
First National Bank, Branch Number: 201109, Account Number: 62264852974
National Bank Code: FNB, Swift Code: SWIFT:FIRNZAJJ
Reference for general donations: ‘Friends of SSE’
You can benefit from helping: As a SARS section 18A PBO, we provide a Section 18A certificate which allows you to claim a tax rebate for your donation. If you are a business, you can also earn BEE points from your donation and take advantage of our corporate inclusion services. In this way everybody wins, and your donation makes a real impact in the lives of children with disabilities and their families.
DID YOU KNOW?
An Africa-appropriate, posture support wheelchair costs approximately ZAR 16 700.00 / USD 960,92 / GBP 720,37*
A business, group of friends, NGO or individual can sponsor a child’s device and seating service or donate devices and services to a school, home, or centre for children with disabilities. We work with the Dept. of Health to ensure that children receive ongoing fitting, review and repair services as they grow.
*Costs vary depending on current exchange rates and child’s needs – according to WHO Guidelines (2008), a full seating assessment is necessary to prescribe the most appropriate device.
HOW YOUR DONATION MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE!
In South Africa, children wait 2 – 5 years for an appropriate wheelchair, often spending their time lying in bed. The right chair removes barriers to inclusion and creates new opportunities. A device that does not fit a child’s body and environment can lead to ongoing exclusion and serious secondary health complications.
Click on our brochure alongside to discover the many ways in which donation makes a difference.
VOLUNTEER / INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The SSE welcomes volunteers who wish to donate time, energy or skills to support our activities and programs. We have had the pleasure of hosting many interns from different disciplines across Africa and further afield.
We offer internships of varying duration, during which time you will be immersed in the activities of the Social Enterprise. Internships on site at the SSE offer ‘hands- on’ exposure to clinical, technical, design based, assembly, outreach and community services or management skills in the disability and wheelchair sector.
You will be invited to contribute to our projects or research according to your background and skill set.
Contact us if you’d like to get involved this way and we will be in touch.
BLUE LINE PROJECT
Millions of children in South Africa are on long waiting lists for a device. Our Blue Line Project is focused on identifying abandoned or second hand Shonaquip devices and giving them a great second, third or even a fourth lease on life. Where necessary, we disassemble, strip and recoat these devices in Shonaquip blue. Because our products are built to last, this ensures that the devices go back into the community as fully refurbished, cost effective and guaranteed blue line products.
We can only run this blue line project with your help. Together with our partners, DSV Global Transport and Logistics, we would like to find all those outgrown, abandoned or damaged devices. Through the project, we can ensure that children who have no access to a wheelchair or a buggy get the chance to sit up and be included!
Based on the condition of the donated device, we may be able to offer value credit to spend on spares, or a new Shonaquip device. Every buggy or wheelchair saved from the scrapheap provides another child with a safe way to be included in the community.
Please contact us should you have any second hand devices you wish to donate to our Blue Line project.
BECOME A PARTNER
Our door is always open to explore any new ideas or partnerships. We invite you to Join forces with our social enterprise team to transform the lives and opportunities for people with disabilities and their carers, families and communities.
We depend on our network of partners both nationally and internationally to support and complement our services. We join hands to deliver community- based services that are effective, sustainable and which break down the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.
Please enter your details and a brief message below and we will be in touch.
SEND US YOUR DETAILS
Cape Town Head Office
Independence Square, Cnr Strandfontein & New Ottery Roads, Ottery, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 797 8239
- PBO Number: 930033521
- NPO Number: 085 124
- Uhambo Foundation is a BBBEE Level 1 Value Adding Supplier
- Shonaquip PTY LTD is a BBBEE Level 2 Value Adding Supplier