Therapists attending children at the Sinethemba Special Care Centre, Masiphumele

Therapists attending children at the Sinethemba Special Care Centre, Masiphumele

Children at the Sinethemba Special Care Centre, Masiphumelele, play as their Centre grows
Children at the Sinethemba Special Care Centre, Masiphumelele, play as their Centre grows

The Sinethemba Special Care Centre

for physically and mentally disabled children

In all disadvantaged communities certain parents are faced with the immense struggle of having to cope with children who have special needs and, being hampered by the costs thereof, often face insurmountable challenges. In Masiphumelele, a black poverty-stricken township South of Cape Town, we have met a wonderful organisation who runs and administers the Sinethemba Special Care Centre that brings relief to many families. Children in need are fetched each morning and returned in the evening and during the day trained personnel provide appropriate therapy, education and a healthy nutrition.

 A long waiting list demands an extension

The Fish Hoek Kommetjie Noordhoek Welfare Association, a registered non profit organisation, has been active in the area since 1954. The welfare association built the Sinethemba Special Care Centre in Masiphumelele two years ago. It can accommodate 24 children but a long waiting list of handicapped children needing taken care of demands an extension of the existing building.

 The building activities have already commenced

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, in recognising the needs in the community and the splendid work being done by Sinethemba, undertook to help to build this extension. So far the Fish Hoek Kommetjie Noordhoek Welfare Association together with the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope have collected R300 000. These accumulated funds cover the major part of the total estimated project costs. Due to the urgent need of the extension the Welfare Association and the Rotary Club decided to commence with the building activities.

We still need support

The spontaneous and generous support we received so far gives us confidence that we shall raise the still needed R110 000 while the construction of the building is already under way.

The children, the therapists and the management of the Sinethemba Special Care Centre together with all the members of the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope wish to express their sincere gratitude to all sponsors. Your ongoing generous contributions support our commitments to improve the lives of even more handicapped children in Masiphumelele.    

Contact Richard Parsons on 082 786 7151 for more information

Provided by  The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope