Siyanda loves snack time. Lollipops are
her best thing of all. She is a very active child who
Nkanyiso likes to laugh a lot, but his
laughter sounds the same as his crying. He likes sweet
foods like custard and jelly.
Ofentse loves shoes. She takes the other
children's shoes and plays with them. She also likes sweets
Khumbuzile is a creative child. She loves
music and dancing. She also likes to draw and paint.
Tshegofatso is a chatter box. He talks
a lot even if he says the same phrases over and over...
I have no speech, and can’t walk,
but I can take myself to the loo by crawling and am trained
in daily living. After waiting many years for approval,
I started receiving a disability grant in 2006. I stay
with my mother, who is unemployed.
I can sit with support, and can use my
right hand. I can talk a little now, I can call names.
My mother died a few years ago and I now stay with Leah
and Sam at their home, because my grandmother is too old
to look after me.
I have severe spastic quadriplegia and
epilepsy. I have no speech, cannot walk, and have to sit
with support. I need full-time care. During the week,
I stay over at the centre. My mother is a nurse, and I
am her only child. My father has died.
I respond to touch and speech, and I
can almost tie my shoelaces.