The Durban branch of the Association for the Physically Challenged, received a welcome boost in the form of stunning gym and rehabilitation equipment, valued at Seventy Thousand Rand. The Association for the Physically Challenged, provides holistic and fundamental services to physically challenged adults and children at no charge, throughout the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Numerous services are provided by the Association to people with disabilities and their families from urban to deep rural communities including Dundee, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg, South Natal, Vryheid, Zululand and Durban. Many of their clients are from disadvantaged communities and have little access to the services they need.
The gym equipment used for rehabilitation purposes at the Association is outdated and in major need of an upgrade. The physiotherapist at the Association made an impassioned plea to the Non-profit organisation Gifted Hope Foundation, for the much needed gym and rehabilitation equipment. Gifted Hope Foundation then contacted well known Durban philanthropists Abdul Razak and Mrs Shereen Moosa who were only too eager to assist with the project. Projects such as these are very close to the Moosa’s hearts as they had to overcome many obstacles for their daughter Ghazala, who has cerebral palsy.
Abdul Razak Moosa said “Society today takes so much for granted and very few people take the time to consider the plight of those who face difficulties, often not of their making, and for us this was an ideal opportunity to make a significant difference in these young lives; an opportunity to show them that there are people who do care about them.”
Provincial Director for the Association, Leslie Dietrich added that “This is a day of celebration and thanksgiving for the much needed equipment for our rehabilitation centre, and the overwhelming generosity and thoughtfulness of our sponsor Mr Moosa in identifying the importance of the work being carried out by the Association. This valuable donation ensures that our endeavours to maintain this service to persons with physical disabilities is enhanced and continues.”
The project was managed and coordinated by Hawa Amod and Aneesa Vawda of the Gifted Hope Foundation.