By Irshaad Gangat
The Graaff Reinet Blind Care Society in Graff Reinet in the Eastern Cape was established and founded by Thando Ngqele on 26 August 2002 as a registered NPO 020 — 673. The society is currently in talks to rent a house for 2022. With no permanent building it has been difficult for the Graaff Reinet Blind Care Society to support its plus minus 70 beneficiaries and 10 staff members without any funding.
Thando Ngqele said, “Our aim is to training them [the blind] in mobility, brail, hand crafts, gardening, cane basket making, bakery & soap manufacturing.” To achieve these support projects is difficult with no funding.
The Graaff Reinet Blind Care Society needs are to have a project mini bus, various equipment, and contributions for monthly payments for rentals.