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Made for More

Made for More aims to empower and equip people who are differently abled.  Founded in 2016 by Julia van Zyl, the organisation uses sport as a vehicle to bring hope, build relationships and instil morals and values, while providing athletes with opportunities to pursue their sporting careers.

Made for More’s mission is to guide and empower differently-abled communities to discover their abilities, worth and purpose.  They do this through differently-abled sport, mentorship programmes, leadership and sports camps, and career guidance.

The organisation currently has 185 athletes across a diverse range of sporting codes including adaptive surfing, Wushu and blind soccer.

1st Runner Up

South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled – Boccia

SASAPD was established in 1962 and provides the opportunity for people with disabilities to participate in sport.  The organisation presents a number of sporting codes including Boccia, which was started in South Africa in 2002.

Boccia is a sport for persons with cerebral palsy and the severely disabled, and has participation across seven provinces. 

SASAPD aims to facilitate accessible and equitable sporting opportunities for people with disabilities to empower and improve their quality of life.

2nd Runner Up

Thuthukani Special School

Thuthukani Special School was founded in 1981 and provides holistic education for learners with severe to profound intellectual disabilities. Located in Empangeni, the school currently accommodates 419 learners from mostly impoverished families.

The school aims to build the learners self-esteem and functional ability so that they leave the school as independent as possible and equipped with skills they can use to contribute to their communities.

An active sport and cultural programme provides the opportunity for Thuthukani learners to compete against both disabled and abled learners which assists in better community inclusion.