According to a report conducted by the Human Rights Watch, half-a-million children living with disabilities have been excluded from the South African education system. With limited learning centres that provide specialised attention to each disability, the current system has proven to be unfit for the development of children with special needs.
In answer to this, Two Tomahawks Spur has collaborated with Siyathokoza Special Day Care, a learning centre for children with special needs in the Mpumalanga area, to provide infrastructure to support the school. This collaboration now has added support from The Full Tummy Fund – Spur Corporation’s non-profit organisation – which seeks to give its franchisees additional charitable support to make a meaningful difference in the communities they operate in.
The Fund has donated tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and educational material to the day care. “It has been such an exciting journey for us to be able to give back to Siyathokoza Special Day Care as they are an important role in our community. Only once we became involved did we learn about the additional financial challenges the school and families in the school face daily,” says Dagmara at Two Tomahawks Spur.
“There is a lack of support for special needs schools and as an NPO we often struggle to stay afloat with the financial constraints and shortage of resources. We are therefore grateful to Two Tomahawks Spur and ‘The Full Tummy Fund’ for their support,” concludes Johannah Mahlangu, founder of Siyathokoza Special Day Care.