Bumbisizwe Special School took centre stage today, 20 November 2020, with Ukhozi FM’s very own DJ Mngadi visiting the school, alongside entrepreneur Teddy Nyathi.
The two public figures decided to break away from their usual routines, thereby casting a light of love and hope on the lives of those who need it most.
DJ Mngadi is a popular name in South Africa’s entertainment industry, while Teddy Nyathi is a man known for his business savvy. Nyathi is the owner of Loxion Hardware, and he chairs a non-profit organisation, Siyanqoba, which mainly helps students with registration fees for university. He also owns MoonJam Incredibles, a company specialising in space planning, office design and product design.
As the two men share a common interest in dominating their respective fields, they also share a birthday and a common goal to help others. Thus, the Love-Light-Hope initiative was born.
This initiative saw the two public figures make their way to Bumbisizwe Special School today, to celebrate their birthdays with the children of the school. Thereby creating awareness around Disability Awareness Month, which kicked off on 1 November 2020.
Joining in on the day, their business friends were also in attendance, as well as their associates from the arts and entertainment industry—all to uplift the school and its beloved students.
Moreover, an informative website was unveiled for Bumbisizwe Special School, as to provide the school with an online profile, which will drive confidence and attract potential donors in the present and near future.
With much ado surrounding the school, Nozipho Jele, the school’s principal, stressed the event meant more to the school than people imagined. She highlights, “This event makes the children feel as if they are truly a part of the community. At times, they are neglected by the mainstream community, but this is a form of advocacy which will benefit the children greatly. It will highlight the importance of people registering their special needs children to schools such as Bumbisizwe Special School, as education plays an important role in their lives.”
Thanking Ukhozi FM and Teddy Nyathi, Jele encourages the community to interact with special needs organisations and not to stop their disabled children from obtaining an education.
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Author: Quinton Boucher
Edited: Calvin Swemmer