The Carel du Toit Centre for Hearing Impaired Children was founded in 1973 by Prof Carel du Toit, an ear, nose and throat surgeon and head of the ENT Department at Tygerberg Hospital. The centre specialises in early intervention programmes for hearing impaired children. For more information see www.careldutoit.co.za
The facility has grown over the years. From 1980 the Western Cape Education Department became involved and started providing teaching posts as well as an annual subsidy to the Centre – only 16% of this year’s budget covered. An estimated cost of R40,000/annum/child is the reality of the centre with its 70 children. Financial means are limited and thus donor funds are essential to maintain and grow this wonderful facility.
After a number of years of being a corporate donor, we are proud to announce another year of financial assistance to this amazing centre, where miracles are performed in young children’s lives, providing them with a second chance in life.
Says David Geldenhuys (MEO, Arch Retail Systems), “Every year I go on a guided tour of the centre and every year I’m amazed at the abundance of love and caring for these special children. The patience and tenacity of the teaching personnel are up there with the best.” On a recent visit, the donation was handed over by David to Adri Hodgson (Principal) and Lynn Cloete (Fundraising).
David (Arch) handing over the donation to Adri (Principal), with Lynn from Fundraising in attendance.
David and Adri joined by some smiling happy faces!