Nkosinathi Foundation for the blind and partially sighted

11:25 (GMT+2) Fri, 09 Nov 2018


Nkosinathi Foundation is an NGO that provides life changing rehabilitation and independence skill training services to blind and partially sighted adults and children in Port Elizabeth and its surrounding rural areas. Our organisation celebrated its 70th birthday this year.

Project 1:
Urban & Rural Rehabilitation

Providing skills training such as Orientation and Mobility(independent travel), Adapted Skills of Daily Living(such as money and clothing identification), reading and writing of braille, as well as counselling support for both the visually impaired client and their family, Low Vision services and a internet café.

Project 2:
Employment and Tertiary Education Readiness Programme (ER)

This is a 10 month course where the trainees are taught basic computer skills(Microsoft suite and the internet) with assistive software, as well as job related skills such as interview and CV writing skills.
This programme also includes practical work experience.

Project 3:
Children's Development Programme

Some of the services we provide visually impaired children as well as their caregivers is assistance with providing stimulation and introduction to Adapted Daily Living skills, assistance with school applications.

We also have the first pre-school group for VI children & multi disabled children in Port Elizabeth.

List of Needs:
- Long White Canes (adults & children)
- Handrail outside of building to assist visually impaired clients.
-Assistance with maintenance around the NF building.
-Rain jackets for our fieldworkers.
-Work experience opportunities for our ER trainees.
-Building, tactile and sensory materials to build an accessible playground for pre-school group.

Street Address: 58 b Kirkwood Street

Suburb: North End

Town: Port Elizabeth

Province: Eastern Cape

Contact person: Cashelle McLean

Contact Number: 0414871150

Contact Cell: 0718688359

Bank: Standard Bank

Account Name: Nkosinathi Foundation

Branch Code: 050217

Account Number: 080523862

Reference: Algoa Cares