New Dawn Wheelchair Project

The project is coordinated by Professor Lucille Blumberg of the Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn and also deputy director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
Many of the wheelchair donations have been made to patients in Daveyton, in partnership with Luschka Dearle from Rita Henn Pysiotherapy Practitioners. Through their volunteer outreach programme the organisation provides a service to people in need in the community.
"This project has made a significant difference to the lives of so many individuals." said Dearle.

From Lucille Blumberg, 7th August 2011

Wheel chairs were donated to members of the Hluvekani community , part

of the Bushbuckridge district which has been identified as a presidential
focal area for poverty alleviation.As one of the New Dawn Rotary
members..... I am planning on an infectious diseases project in the area
together with the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Pretoria and met
up with Mr Petrus Sibuyi, the occupational therapy technician for the area
who highlighted the desperate need for assistance for disadvantaged persons
in the community .The community is mainly agro-pastoral and accessing
clinics and paypoints for physically handicapped persons is very
difficult......... am sure you can add something one of the recipients
alreay phoned and said life is so much easier - can access the clinic, pay
points for grants etc etc.
I want to get more for this community. Petrus is so excited. .....

This collage shows what the provision of a wheel chair means to someone in Hluvekani.