South African Mobilty For the Blind Trust
Not just an ordinary South African township address. This here is where Retofohile meets – a self-help group of blind people. The house at 6541 Motloung belongs to Ivy. She has given them a space in her humble home to meet. Ivy herself walks using a crutch. We are inside now and here are Read more about Ntombifuthi’s Journey[…]
Phuthaditjaba. Chances are you have never heard of it. Well, it is a town in the Eastern Free State. And it’s not that small a place either – with at least 60 000 inhabitants. It spills through the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg mountains. There are two large malls there and the town centre is Read more about There is no such place as nowhere[…]
South African Mobility for the Blind Trust (SAMBT): “I Feel Human Again” the story of Thembi Nkosi. Thembi lives in Newcastle area in South Africa. She received Orientation and Mobility training from Bongani Maleka in 2016.
Helen Keller, Louis Braille, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, John Milton and Homer can’t be the only blindies to have made an impact on the lives of others. What about Samson? I mean, He, in his latter moments, made an impact on certain people that can only be described as profound. Then there’s St. Paul of Read more about Ian speaks: Heroes[…]
It is so that her client can have the full benefit of feeling independent and self responsible. The more advanced the student is and safer he feels, the further back the practitioner can walk.If you would like to get involved in the independence of another blind person, your donation will make the difference.
Ian speaks As our Managing Trustee I often visit our trainers in the field. I come back from such visits with stories of the blind people we have trained and I write them up. So, I’m in Osizweni near Newcastle in KwaZulu, next to a rundown petrol station. Around me, the place sprawls: half rural Read more about Meeting Bheki[…]
Nandi lives with her little daughter in Katlehong, South Africa. I’m here with her in her front yard. Two years ago, Nandi went blind. “How did you feel at the time?” I ask.” “At the beginning I thought, ‘why me, why me?’ I just sat and sat and ate and I got fat. My child Read more about Good News About Nandi[…]
I may be blind,But I am• Chairperson of the Osizweni Zone Disability Forum.• A Member of my daughter’s School Governing Body.• A Member of the Clinic Committee. Thanks to you, the reader’s support, Bheki plays an active role in his community. Please help us enable many more blind people to take their rightful places in Read more about I am a man of my meetings[…]
What is part of a day’s work for our practitioners?Is it to train blind or partially sighted people?Yes and yes. And with great success! But our practitioners’ commitment to their blind clients go way beyond this also.They have helped their blind clients through the process to access their rightful government grants.And they have helped their Read more about Practitioners’ commitment[…]