Helping a teenager hear again AND the home that took him off the street …. all because of a teenager and his school out-reach program!
REQUEST FROM: Ruan de Ridder
REQUEST FOR: Tatenda and the Beulah Child Youth Centre
ANGEL 1: Jasmine Germanus, Marketing Executive at Oticon
SPONSORING: Hearing tests and state of the art hearing aids that will change his life!
ANGEL 2: Good Morning Angels Golf Day Fund
SPONSORING: R 20 000,00 to help renovate and fix-up Beulah Child and Youth Centre in Polokwane.
WATCH: This story on Sunday at 8:55 and 17:55 on “Vat my Hand” sponsored by Builders Warehouse on KykNet
BACKGROUND: Good Morning Angels got a very generous offer from Oticon … to help three people, from the thousands of emails we receive to [email protected] … to hear again. As we are in radio, hearing is very close to us all at JacarandaFM. Our three recipients are very different, from different places in the country and different ages. What they have in common, is that they desperately need help, and that the help from Oticon will change their lives …
Tatenda was born is Zimbabwe and is 16-years old. His mother abandoned him and he has never met his father. He is one of the residents in the Beulah Child and Youth Centre in Polokwane. He has a severe hearing defect. A Grande 10 Polokwane school boy, Ruan de Ridder came to hear of Tatenda’s plight, when he and a group of friends visited the home as part of a school out-reach program.
Hi Breakfast team.
My name is Ruan and I would really like to bring to your attention the need of a children’s home. My friends and I had a grade 10 school project and got involved with them to show the meaning of ubuntu. The children home’s name is Beulah Child and Youth Centre in Polokwane. They were recently forced to move from the Tweefontein plots in Polokwane to Seshego zone 4 house 314, because they weren’t equipped to handle 50 children. There are 19 kids left between the ages of 11 and 18-years. One of the children is partially deaf and struggles to hear. He still needs to undergo test, but it will cost around R10 000 for the hearing aids and that is money they don’t have. Further more their new house still needs a lot of renovation!
Any help will be in order.
Thank you in advance!
Ruan de Ridder