Coming to the aid of the vulnerable is what the Hollywood Foundation does best. Recently, the Purple Team was humbled to assist Itireleng Association for the Physically Disabled in Mohlakeng, Gauteng, through a CSI initiative.
The Hollywood Foundation contributed chairs and tables to the centre to help make their services to the community easier. Itireleng Association for the Physically Disabled was established in 2006, and it is a centre that caters for about 100 people who are living with disabilities, such as, those who have difficulty walking, deaf, mentally disabled, slow learners, epileptic, schizophrenia, dyslexia, bipolar and blind persons.
The organisation was formed due to the growing stigma against disabled people in the community with the aim to help put disabled people in a friendly and comfortable environment. The centre helps to lobby for their rights and also assist to afford them with equal opportunities such as education and jobs.
The centre runs a variety of daily programmes every day of the week from 8am to 4pm on Monday to Friday. The programmes include sports, arts and culture, reading and writing, gardening, skills trainings and board games. They also offer nutritious meals on a daily basis including breakfast and lunch to their beneficiaries from areas as far as Zenzele, Toekomsrus, Krugersdorp and the surrounding areas of Rand West City previously known as Randfontein.
The Team at Itireleng Association for the Physically Disabled reached out to the Hollywood Foundation for assistance following many challenges that they are faced with after seeing what the Foundation can do to help. The Purple Team has been landing a helping hand throughout the the country through various CSI initiatives and the iBranch Team from Gauteng was happy to come to their aid.
Oneboy Dithole Rabotsho, the Chairperson of Itireleng Association for the Physically Disabled, extended his heartfelt gratitude to the Hollywood Foundation for the meaningful contribution.