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Inkanyezi Training Centre – Hollywoodbets Ladysmith

Hollywoodbets Ladysmith
Inkanyezi Training Centre

A Heart Warming Tale

Hollywood with their donations at the Inkanyezi Training Centre

The INKANYEZI TRAINING CENTRE is a special needs school located in Steadville, Ladysmith, where children are taught skills such as brick making, iron work and upholstery.

Simpiwe and Jane from team Ladysmith chose this school, once again, for it’s charitable donation. Last year Hollywood donated a braille machine and other braille equipment to this school. When we visited at the beginning of this year, the Headmistress, Mrs Busi Mbuyisa, told us that as a direct result of this, they were able to send Sinetemba to a normal school this year as she had learnt braille and was able to take this skill into a mainstream school. Sinetemba is an 8 year old girl who went blind overnight after developing a severe
headache. She wants to be a teacher someday.

This year our focus was on the children that need a higher level of care. Some of these children are autistic, others cannot talk properly. There are about 28 children in this section of the school. The main portion of our donation was spent on panel heaters for the classrooms as it gets extremely cold in winter. Mr Garth von
Druten of TESLAH ELECTRICAL in Ladysmith has very kindly offered to fit these heaters for
them, free of charge.

We also donated a lockable steel cabinet, in which they can store medication and such. There are a couple of children who cannot sit for long periods of time. For these children we donated 2 single bed mattresses along with mattress protectors and fitted sheets. The final part of our donation was a laminator and pouches. The teacher of this class was very excited to see this.

The children in this class are very loving and we were greeted with hugs and kisses. We also took along some party goods to treat the children. This is a rare event for them and they were very excited.

Mrs Mbuyisa thanked Hollywoodbets profusely for their generous donation. Simpiwe and Jane left feeling humbled but with light hearts knowing that our contribution will make a definite difference in the lives of these children. We would like to thank Hollywoodbets for giving us the opportunity to represent them. It felt fantastic to give to such a worthy cause, and we know that our contribution was greatly appreciated by all.


Hollywoodbets Ladysmith donated much needed goods to the Inkanyezi Training Centre


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