Christinah Mahlangu, 33, is a physiotherapistÂ at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. She also runs a non-profit school in Soshanguve, Gauteng, that helps children with various disabilities.
The Ntuthuko Stimulation Centre, founded five years ago, accommodates up to 25 children, from 12 months old to 12 years old. It cares for children with disorders, including muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, chronic asthma, epilepsy, Downâ€™s syndrome, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and limited hearing.
Christinah dedicates her time to improve the lives of these children by teaching them techniques that help them gain independence. The mother of one juggles two jobs to make enough money to be able to run the centre, fully funded by herself, and take care of her family. She depends to a large extent on donations to ensure that the children have basics such as toys and playing mats.Â
Find out more about the Ntuthuko Stimulation Centre here.
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