Helping to keep disabled kids safe during COVID

04 November 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202021126

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Helping to keep disabled kids safe during COVID

SIYANAKAKELA Disability Centre, in Adelaide, whose relationship with Cookhouse Wind Farm stretches back many years, has received additional support to help the facility stay COVID-19 free.

Funding has been provided to help the centre comply with the conditions laid out by government during the pandemic, which included fumigation of the facility, sanitisers, disinfectants, gloves and thermometers for the re-opening of the centre.

“This centre plays a critical societal role, by taking care of people with special needs. We believe that the care for differently abled persons is a prudent service. Hence, we have been happy for the opportunity to extend our relationship with this very special group of people,” said Tshepo Kgoloane, Community Operations Manager for Cookhouse Wind Farm.

The centre is the only facility of its kind for children with severe mental and physical disabilities in Adelaide, Eastern Cape. Cookhouse Wind Farm has been supporting it since 2015, funding the purchase of a much-needed school building in addition to computers, outdoor and physical therapy equipment.

More recently, the wind farm assisted the centre with operational costs, building renovations and training needs. Local contractors and service providers were used to support local business.

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