A strong spirit of sharing is alive and well in the township of Kokosi, near Fochville. Blind and visually impaired residents there have taken it upon themselves to form an organisation called Lethabo Centre for the Visually Impaired.
Its purpose? – to improve the quality of life of its members by pooling resources and knowledge to promote orientation and mobility training as well as the skills of daily living.
It’s a community initiative that really has taken off, so much so that Blind SA is now involved having made a trained Orientation & Mobility Practitioner available to the Centre, working with members to improve methods and accelerate the way to enhanced independence.