The Tembisa Self Help Association of the Disabled (T-SHAD) recently received a generous donation of food groceries contributed by Norkem Park-based retired Lieutenant-Colonel Ntombizakhe Mcaba to mark Women’s Month.
“As a woman I want to make a difference in my community by helping the needy and supporting them to be self-dependant” she said in an interview.
Recalling her contribution while she was serving at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Mcaba said “I am so proud to have been part of making sure change happens. It gives me great joy to see that today, women are able to benefit from the seeds that were planted.”
Mcaba dedicated her life to the SAPS, serving for two terms as the vice president of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru), where she was at the top when it came to making necessary changes. She is committed to raising her voice for the voiceless, marginalised and oppressed and taking action against injustice.
Expressing his sincere gratitude to Mcaba, T-SHAD chairman of the board and acting centre manager, Brian Gezani Ndlovu said they are very grateful for the helping hand that they received from Mcaba.
Among the food items donated were toiletries, mealie-meal, rice, soup and other items. T-SHAD is a community-based development programme that was initiated in 1990. It established a self-help factory with various income-generating projects where people with disabilities can thrive and deliver a meaningful service to their community. Their projects range from gardening, recycling and wheelchair-repairs to computer training.
T-SHAD is also a buy-back centre for recyclables, collecting PET (plastic packaging material), paper and glass. T-SHAD currently collects an average of two tonnes of PET every month and plans to grow this activity through arranging to collect recyclables at various malls, taverns, hospitals and clinics in Tembisa.
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