Disability is not Inability #MandelaDay

Nelson Mandela Day is about freedom and justice. Today is about your contribution in making the world a better place. #timetoserve #mandeladayDisability does not mean inability for children able to access specialist care and support, but sadly for many children in Lesotho this care is unavailable. Children with special needs are some of the most marginalised groups of people living in Lesotho. Stigma around disability combined with a lack of specialist skills in Lesotho means children with disabilities are often segregated and worse still, abandoned by their families and society. Left alone without anyone to care for them, life is bleak.

To commemorate Mandela Day, we are asking for donations to fundraise for a new dormitory and two sick bays at Thuso Centre – a centre providing specialist care and education to children in Lesotho living with disabilities – one of the most marginalized groups in Basotho society.

Building the new dormitory and two sick bays will allow us to better managed the overcrowding at Thuso Centre and provide specialist care to many more children living with disabilities.

“We are now able to reach out to almost all requirements of our children with disabilities”. The new sick bays and dormitories will allow Thuso to fully cater for these children’s needs.” Mamonuku Mofilikoane, Thuso Principle.

In May, Thuso Children’s Centre was presented with The Excellence Award at the Sentebale Summer Party in London in recognition of their work.

By donating now, you can make a difference to children living with disabilities and help Thuso Centre provide even better care for more children in Lesotho.

#timetoserve #mandeladay

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