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CCJ Starts Wheelchair Project In Bergville

2010/10/28 11:21:49 AM

Partnership with Operation Jumpstart

Coordinator Sindi Mkhwanazi

In October Bergville coordinator Sindi Mkhwanazi (right) started a wheelchair project. She noticed that many community members of all ages were unable to walk, and for example that pensioners coming to collect their pensions were being carried or transported in wheelbarrows.

She contacted fellow coBergville eventordinator Sibongile Mchunu to ask for advice, and Sibongile put her in touch with the charity Operation Jumpstart. After Sindi explained the situation for the disabled in Bergville, they delivered twenty-eight wheelchairs, which Sindi handed over on a special day held that she organised on 7th October at a sports ground outside town (left). She invited Home Affairs to come to Bergville to process ID applications at the event, while the municipality donated blankets to go with the wheelchairs and police helped to hand them out.

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