The Association for Persons with Physical disabilities (APD) Centre in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, caters for 30 kids with disabilities. These kids are referred to the Centre via Social Workers, hospitals, and clinics. They are very young, ranging from from 1-7 years of age.
Management and staff work on a volunteer basis and depend solely on donations to survive and care for these special need kids. Amongst their challenges, food, transport , building maintenance, and financial aid are the areas that need attention.
In an effort to help these kids, SABC News Eastern Cape will run a soup kitchen for the children and their parents on July 15 as part of Mandela Day. We also appeal for other donations to help the school. You can email touchinglives@sabc.co.za.

Thursday 7 July 2011 15:51

SABC News Eastern Cape will run a soup kitchen for the children and their parents on July 15

The World Health Organisation estimates that there are
650 million disabled people in the world. This amounts to about 10% of the world’s 6.8 billion population. Eighty per cent of disabled people live in
developing countries and 20% of
the world’s poorest people are disabled.

According to South Africa’s last census in 2001, over 2.3 million people in
South Africa had various forms of disability – amounting to 5% of South Africa’s estimated 50 million population.