The Mazabuka Association for the Disabled (MAD) was established 1988 by Barry Eustace, a disabled man who was partaking in an international walk and happened to be passing through Mazabuka. He raised US$5 and encouraged the local residents interested in improving the affairs of the disabled people to take it up.
We are still going strong 22 years later with a great committee of volunteers from in and around Mazabuka who get together for a meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. We provide invaluable help towards the following needs;
- We sponsor sensitization workshops for the parents of the disabled children.
- We finance sign language and Braille workshops for the parents to enable them to assist their children at home.
- We offer Physiotherapy Workshops in and around Mazabuka, three times a week - parents bring their children from distant villages (up to 30kms away) to have physiotherapy.
- We set up Mobile Eye Clinics to assist those people who cannot get to the hospital.
- Each year we donate crutches and wheelchairs to the many disabled, improving their lives dramatically.
- We sponsor a number of children for different surgical procedures and assist with further education for some children.
- In 2002 we borrowed 3 classrooms belonging to the mainstream school to set up a "Special Unit" to educate the many disabled children being hidden away at home. Ever since we have funded this little unit which has gone from strength to strength.
- Each year we supply the children with new jerseys shoes and books
Mrs. Charmaine Clayton (Chairlady) +260-977-751157
E-mail: [email protected]
Sr. Andrea Hogan +260-977769053