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Cell C donates Wheelchairs to Forest Town

20 February 2018

From Left Standing: Izanne (Teacher), Liora (Angel Network), Alexia (Cell C), Ade van Heerden (Miss South Africa), Boni (Cell C), Sharna (OT), Hayley (Cell C). Seated Learners from left: Caleb Gamiet, Tshireledzo Rautshahalo, Mpho Mongwe, Siphesihle Mavundla, Tshapang Moagi

A request for four motorized wheelchairs and an eye gaze system by Forest Town School was made possible as a handover recently took place at the school!

This handover was done by Cell C that rallied a fundraiser together with a non-profit organisation, Angel Network, to fulfi l the needs of the school. Angel Network contacted the school last year to request a big needs list and the school responded with a request for the wheelchairs that their learners required.

The beneficiary learners have motorised wheelchairs which they only use at school. The donation means that they can now use the new wheelchairs both at home and at school. The eye gaze system requested is a system that allows a child to control a computer using his eyes. This helps a learner in the classroom and they become more involved.

Miss South Africa, Ade van Heerden, along with representatives from the Angel Network and Cell C, assisted at the handover of the wheelchairs and the eye gaze system donation worth a total R150 000 to the school.

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