On 12 October 2021, Starting Chance opened the first Special Care Centre in Mfuleni, Lonwabo Special Care Centre, suitable for disabled children, some of South Africa’s most hidden and overlooked young people.
Offering children of all abilities an inclusive learning environment
In Phase 2, we plan to build an early childhood centre (next to Lonwabo Special Care Centre) which will create an inclusive campus. This will offer unique opportunities for children of all abilities to grow and develop together, based on the principle of universal access. This will be called the Lonwabo Campus
Phase 2: Lonwabo Campus
The Lonwabo children will benefit from this Campus as they can more effectively transition into state-run schools. It will offer inclusive primary education and the opportunity of a more fulfilling future.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to help us to bring Phase 2 to life.
The Lonwabo Special Care Centre caters for 40 to 45 children with profound and severe physical and mental disabilities from 0 to 18 years of age. In phase 2, our aim is to reach much further into Mfuleni and the communities that surround it.