As part of the HWSETA CSI initiatives a wheelchair was donated to Luphiwe Dlepu (5) from Ford Beaufort in the Eastern Cape.
The wheelchair handover took place on 07 October 2020 at her home.
Luphiwe has Cerebral palsy which affects her movement, muscle tone and posture and causes her not to walk..
Since the handover, Luphiwe`s grandmother has seen so much progress. She says she thinks there is an improvement on her spinal cord because she can now sit for short periods, which she was previously unable to do. She can now feed herself when using the table that came with the wheelchair and most importantly, Luphiwe is enjoying her new wheelchair and is a happy child.
The HWSETA is committed to assisting people with disabilities as part of our larger mandate to the health and social development sectors.
The HWSETA is pleased to have been involved in this project and hopes that the use of this wheelchair will make a difference in Luphiwe and her family`s lives.
Last modified: December 3, 2020