Welcome to the Official Ama Wheelies Blog
Ama Wheelies is registered both as a NPO with the Department of Social Services (NPO 083-504) and in terms of the Non-Profit Organizations Act as a section 21 company, registration number 2008/021003/08, specializing in the needs of quadriplegics that is a wheelchair bound person who became disabled, due to an injury to the spinal cord or illness, losing full or partial use of all 4 limbs and requiring physical help 24 hours per day.
The quadriplegic centre will be a viable, self sustaining home situated on a farm outside Lydenburg. Farm lovers note it is a chicken farm, with sufficient land for cattle and pigs. Quadriplegics will not only manage the farm they will operate various small businesses, developed in consideration of quadriplegics and their limited abilities, thus dignifying themselves working in rewarding but shelteredwork opportunities. A bonus to the Lydenburg community is that it is envisage that 30 new permanent employment opportunities will be created, in one of the poorest provinces of South Africa. Construction is planned that will be environmental friendly.
Running costs are curtailed by assigning residents responsibilities and duties pertaining to the daily management of the centre; taking care of the administrative duties, saving on costs with each resident receiving specific task within his/her capabilities to take care of. From a planning point of view we have the best local architects, engineers and quantity surveyors preparing the way. The new home boasts its own constitution, resolving as a multi racial organization to work on improving life for the quadriplegic community.
Vision: To achieve meaningful and purposeful lives for all residents, granting them the opportunity to work for themselves and to improve Ama Wheelies. To provide suitable accommodation and transport in adherence to Government Safety standards, with full consideration of the environment both in construction and monthly maintenance.
Method: Develop greater public understanding of quadriplegics special needs, combating quadriplegia as well as the protection and furthering of interest of quadriplegics. The management of the association may take on the power and authority that it believes it needs to be able to achieve the objectives of the association.
Mission: Our current and future ideals are to become a self help centre for the protection of intrinsically vulnerable disabled people and provide help to other quadriplegics. Our policy is one of tolerance towards all people regardless of race, religion and culture; uphold Government laws, respect our environment and create safe living conditions.
This blog will be used to create awareness around the project, we will document some of the challenges and hurdles of this interesting project. You will also be introduced to the Quads who will benefit from the project and every now and then we will use the blog to raise much needed funds, needed until the self help centre is completed.
Ama Wheelies definitely need more investors or donors to help complete this project and any advice on who should be contacted or even small private donations are most welcome.
In conclution: Please do not hesitate to forward this information to anybody able to offer assistance.