You can’t start a fire without a spark. Secundes’ Start-a-Spark challenge aims to light up our communities by challenging South African businesses to support worthy causes.
This month, we are encouraging businesses to support the worthy work of the Tshepong Centre for the Disabled.
This centre has been serving the Refilwe community since 1996 as the only facility to support children with physical and mental disabilities in the area. The community is classified as one of the “Twenty Prioritised Townships Project” by Gauteng Legislature, with over 80% of its residents relying on grants. Currently, 49 children and youth with mental disabilities attend the centre, which receives a subsidy from the Department of Health for only 43 children. The centre’s ethos allows for any child in need of support to receive help, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.
The centre provides learning and therapy based on the needs of individual learners with disabilities, promoting language, motor skills, problem-solving, relationship building, and basic skills through stimulation and therapy methodologies.
As a result of the insufficient subsidy, the centre very much relies on donations to continue supporting its students. The Start-a-Spark challenge aims to support the Centre and other worthy causes, highlighting the importance of community support for those in need.
Donations can be made to the following bank account:
Account Name: Tshepong Centre for the Disabled
Branch: Premier Mine 162 050
Account Number: 1022 974 769
Reference: Your Surname
Get involved and start a spark for change!
For more information, visit Tshepong Centre for the Disabled’s website: https://www.tshepongcentre.org.za/