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Sunday, May 12, 2013

A little story about a bag I picked up at Indaba 2013


This week I attended a media reception held by the Airports Company of South Africa at Indaba 2013.

They gave us these bags:

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They have some wonderful beading that decorates them.

If you read the card attached to the bag you discover a little something.

These bags are made at Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre in Alexandra.  Airports Company SA has supported the company in finding new premises.

The centre has been operating for 8 years and was started by a woman who has a disability herself.
The centre caters for 105 people ranging in ages.  They have various physical and intellectual disabilities.
21 people reside there mostly children, some are orphans.

The centre is largely self-sufficient through the sale of beadwork, baskets and paintings produced by those who work there.

They really are wonderful bags and if you would like to contribute either by purchasing their products or making a donation please call Zandi Ndhlovu on 071-435-5853
or email sithandiwedcc@webmail.co.za 

Article and Photo by Fred Felton - @fredfelton


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2 comments:

  1. love seeing movements and groups that empower others. awesome. :)

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    1. Thanks Darrel

      A very inspiring group indeed :)

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