Barkzz Foundation on #DonateAWheelchair Road trip
11 May 2017
By focusing on assisting individuals with disabilities not affiliated to organisations, Barkzz Foundation is using the #DonateAwheelchair to sensitize communities on access challenges. The campaign is a countrywide effort by founder, Lloyd Barkzz Babedi, who is using multimedia channels to get wheelchair donations to hand over to anyone in need. With the assistance of Nissan South Africa, the campaign has so far managed to donate five wheelchairs in the Tshwane region to needy persons in Winterveldt, Makapanstad, Olievenhoutbosch, Arcadia and Garankuwa.
“People with physical challenges have as much potential to contribute to society as physically enabled people if platforms are created for all members of society to have access to the same opportunities,” cites Mr. Babedi, who has a physical disability himself. The Foundation is targeting 143 wheelchair handovers and looking for donors and well-wishers to assist.
For more info, contact Lloyd on 081 055 6514 or 062 108 0922