Network TwentyOne South Africa partners with
Free Wheelchair Missions to Equip the Disabled
Release Date: August 3, 2007
In July of 2007 Network TwentyOne South Africa partnered with
Free Wheelchair Missions
to import 500 wheelchairs for distribution to the permanently disabled
in the 3 cities of Sowero, Kimberly and Port Elizabeth South Africa.
Over 2 weekends, both Network TwentyOne staff and
IBOs (Amway Independent Business Owners affiliated with Network
TwentyOne) assembled to assist in the building and distribution of
The stories of those serverd were both heartbreaking
and uplifting. One such story was from a elderly woman who spoke
about her life and how she could not walk. She said she was robbed
and shot while trying to make a living selling vegetables and sweets
to help her family. Since then she could not walk or do anything for
herself. She is now 79 years old. Thanks to Wheelchairs Mission and
Network TwentyOne she is now able to visit her family and friends
Below is a reprint from an article in
South Africa's Daily Sun Newspaper:
Life will never be the same!
Daily Sun - July 30, 2007
by Ntombizodwa Makhoba
been disabled for so many years and could not afford to buy
wheelchairs for themselves! The Network 21 Training
organization has helped those who cannot help themselves.
On Saturday, young and old people with
disabilities gathered at the Self-help Association for the
Paraplegic in Mofolo Village, Sowero, South Africa to
receive wheelchairs. And many of them came from the
Braamfischer Centre for the Disabled in Soweto. Some of them
will own a wheelchair for the very first time in their
Network 21 Training's operations manager,
Liza Tappenben, told Daily Sun that they made an
announcement on Jozi FM, inviting disabled people from
Soweto to come and collect wheelchairs at the centre.
"We were very happy that so many people
responded to the call. We really appreciate it. We expected
many people to come and collect wheelchairs, but some did
not arrive. We have organized another day to hand out
wheelchairs to those people who were unable to come,"
She added that they managed to hand out
50 wheelchairs. She said disabled people who were not able
to get wheelchairs are invited to come and collect them on
18 August at World Vision offices in Orlando East, Soweto.
According to Liza, Network 21 Training has been running for
the past 20 years. Their office is in Edenvale, Joburg.
Julius Seganye (48), of Braamfischer in Soweto, told Daily
Sun that he was very excited to get a new wheelchair.
"I have a wheelchair that I have been
using for many years. It is very old now and I was
struggling to use it, but now I have a new wheelchair!" said
Julies with a smile.
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