Silindokuhle Mgadi was born with congenital defects of both arms and is dyslexic. The school that she attended could not accommodate the recommendation from the school psychologist to provide a scribe and reader and allow extra time, also being a main stream school SASSA would not grant a disability grant.
Through Siphila Sonke’s help this has now been overcome and she is receiving her disability grant. Siphila Sonke also enlisted the support of the District School Psychologist who then arranged for Silindokuhle to start at the Special Resource class at Kathleen Murray the following morning.
In the meantime we applied for her to attend the Astra School in Cape Town, who cater for disabled children. She was duly accepted and started in Grade 3 on 17 July 2018 . She has settled in very well to her new school and hostel.