Physical Literacy for Children (PLC) is a South African non-profit organisation that works with underprivileged and special needs children.
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Who We Are
Physical Literacy for Children (PL4C) is a South African registered NGO which creates physical literacy opportunities for under-resourced and special needs schools.
We provide, age-appropriate, non-competitive programs to assist children to achieve their gross motor developmental milestones. Whilst having fun this also develops brain health, improves concentration and boosts confidence and self-esteem.
Relebogile (Lebo) Mabotja
How we got started…
It all started with the love of a father for a daughter with special needs. He utilised his own skills to teach her to reach her full potential, using physical literacy as a means to improve his daughter’s mobility. His insights with his own little girl translated into a business. In turn, this business grew into an NPO that gives back to children like this one small child and now many others can benefit from what father and daughter learned together.
Where we are today…
We see the difference the physical literacy programme makes to the lives of these children. We see them light up, ignited and motivated by their new found passion for activity and action, and when they achieve movement milestones that boost their self-esteem.
Children are transformed. South Africa can be transformed.
Perpetua House is a School for teens with delayed learning capacities such as Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy & Autism.
Molenbeek is a Government Special Needs School in Maitland, Cape Town for children with barriers to learning.
Projects That Require Funding
CSI funding required for special needs school playground
PL4C has acquired (through donation) a set of high-quality imported playground equipment and intends to install it at Molenbeeck School – a government special needs school in the Western Cape. Whilst the equipment is a donation the cost for safe and accredited installation is considerable from preparing the ground to the surface covering required relevant to fall heights.
All donations are used 100% for the project and will be issued with Section 18A Tax Certificate.
If you enjoy working with children with special needs or have a Physical Education background or Fundraising experience please contact us.
Corporate Social Investment (CSI)
Companies who donate to PLC receive Section 18A Tax Certificates because we are a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO).
We also provide Section 18A Tax Certificates to private donors who contribute R100 per month.
Become a Volunteer Today
Are you passionate about teaching children? Have you worked with children with Special Needs?
Do you have a Physical Education background? Or do you have experience in Fundraising?
We are in need of your skills.
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