Assisting children with special needs

2018-10-16 06:02
PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZIThe Born Again Community Care Centre children with their care-givers.

PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZIThe Born Again Community Care Centre children with their care-givers.

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BORN Again Community Care Centre, a non-profit organisation in the Upper Highway area, is appealing to the community to assist them with funding for transportation of the special needs children in their care.

Founder of the NPO, Queen Ncube, said that transportation, as well as transportation costs, has always been a major issue for them. As they are not based on a public transport route, they have to pay a special fee to a driver to fetch and drop them off.

However due to the ever increasing petrol price and cost of living, the driver has increased his fees and, as an NPO, they cannot afford it any longer.

Additionally, she said the drivers also complain that it takes a while to load the children into the taxi and out again, which causes them to delay their trips and miss out on other potential customers. She explained that what the driver doesn’t understand is that these children have special needs and they aren’t as fast and cooperative as the others.

Ncube pleads with the public to please assist them with transport as most transportation fees comes from her own pocket.

Ncube added that she will really appreciate it if the public could help her with anything that they can because she really loves helping the children but she won’t be able to do so any longer if she has no income.

“If there’s no transport, I won’t be able to help the children. I am pleading with the public to help me with donations to either pay for the driver or they can help us get transport of our own,” pleaded Ncube.

Those who might want to help the Born Again Community Care Centre can contact Queen Ncube at 082 955 3225.

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