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12/02/2019 - Mr Moatshe

February 14, 2019 Wheelchairs
Mr Moatshe, a double amputee, from Lonelypark near Mafikeng was very happy to receive a new wheelchair from Gift of the Givers.
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12/02/2019 - Mr Skeppers

February 14, 2019 Wheelchairs
Gift of the Givers delivers a wheelchair to Mr Skeppers who underwent open heart surgery and has difficulty breathing
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08/02/2019 - Bawinile Zunga

February 13, 2019 Wheelchairs
Banwinile Zungu lives with abnormal bone growth. Gift of the Givers delivered a new wheelchair to her home in Inanda.
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04/02/2019 - Manickum Munisamy

February 06, 2019 Wheelchairs
60 year old Manickum Munisamy from Richard's Bay received a wheelchair from Gift of the Givers. Sadly a blister on his toe eventually led to gangrene and subsequent amputation of Mr Munisamy's leg.…

Projects - Road Safety

Scholar Patrol Project and AwarenessCampaign

 

Thedevelopment of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) scholarpatrol project was initiated in 1982 after the Department of Education enteredinto a memorandum of understanding with schools and the previous traffic department. This came as a result of a need:

  • To make children conscious of safety without exposing them to a dangerous traffic situation
  • To encourage the sustainability of scholar patrols by continuous participation
  • To teach children on how to assist fellow learners and other pedestrians to safely cross roads.

Scholarpatrols are groups of students who look after the road safety of the students atthe school. Each school has a scholar patrol group consisting of 20 to 22students.

GOTG Involvement 

GOTG hasbeen involved in the Scholar Patrol and Road Safety Awareness Campaign since2007. JMPD identified 320 schools, equating to 6,400 students.  Together with JMPD, in October 2007, weparticipated in the Road Safety Awareness programme at the schools and alsodistributed 50 food parcels.  On November 20, 2007, we sponsored 33 trophies,726 medals and food for 6,000 students for the Scholar Patrol Awards held at Wembley Stadium.

In October 2008, wepartnered with JMPD once again to provide trophies and medals to 340 schoolsfor diligently doing their duty towards road safety. In 2008, we also joined EkurhuleniMetropolitan Police Department (EMPD) in their drive for Road Safety. GOTG onceagain helped in distributing trophies, medals and food to the schools that wereinvolved in the Scholar Patrol programme. Schools were split up into three groups and each group had a separateceremony.Warning: No images in specified directory. Please check the directoy!

Debug: specified directory - https://giftofthegivers.org/images/stories/south_africa/road_safety Left: Teachers, students and the EMPD were present at the Sholar Patrol Awards held at Wembley Stadium in October 2008. Right: EMPD and GOTG handed out certificates, trophies and food to over 6,000 students on various days during the programme.