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CHILANGA RIDING SCHOOL FOR THE DISABLED

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  • Type of Project/organisation: Remedial therapy for disabled and disadvantaged children
  • NPO Number: 023-171-NPO
  • Date Started: 2 December 2002
  • PBO Number: 930033425
  • Beneficiaries
    • Children attending the school: 190
    • Number of beneficiary schools: 9
School Number of children attending Location
Agape 10 Grabouw
Aanhouwen 30 Somerset West
Bizweni 33 Somerset West
Cenida 23 Macassar
Gabriella 16 Somerset West
Gloria Botha 8 Somerset West
Rusthof 30 Somerset West
Lentegeur 20 Mitchells Plain
Special Needs School (Khayelitsha) 20 Khayelitsha
TOTAL 190  

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WHAT WE DO

  • Chilanga Riding School for the Disabled (CRSD) is a non-profit organisation, which offers horse riding as a proven means of therapy to improve the quality of life for mentally and physically disabled children from disadvantaged homes.
  • The vast majority of Chilanga’s beneficiaries are from impoverished and disadvantaged backgrounds, thus no fees are charged for services rendered. This requires serious financial resources, time and energy.
  • Giving children the opportunity to be:
    • outside in nature, not cooped up indoors
    • exposed to therapy through riding and physical contact with horses in a safe environment; and
    • free and at peace within themselves (one of the benefits of equine-facilitated therapy), is an invaluable gift
    • Vulnerable children with disabilities are given the opportunity to interact with expertly trained anumals in a healthy outdoor setting and safe, monitored environment. Benefits of hippotherably (equine assisted therapy) include improved gross motor coordination, improved speech and language development, improved concentration and mental rigidity
    • As an additional benefit, the animals at Chilanga Riding School for the Disabled are rescued from neglect and themselves rehabilitated.

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PROJECT MOTIVATION

  • The vast majority of Chilanga’s 200 beneficiaries are from impoverished and disadvantaged backgrounds, thus no fees are charged for services rendered. This requires serious financial resources – both operational and capital – to keep the school running.

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SALLY KLUTH

  • Chilanga School for the Disabled was founded by Mrs. Sally Kluth, who is a qualified SANEF and British Horse Society (BHS) instructor and SA Dressage champion. Since the beginning of her teaching career, Mrs. Kluth has taught special needs riders. Sally finally combined her love for horses and her passion for helping those less fortunate by focusing exclusively on the NPO. Sally interacts meaningfully with people who attend riding therapy and has produced many success stories of children showing considerable health and emotional improvements after the riding sessions.

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OUR VISION

  • THE CRSDs vision is to be able to continue to provide access to weekly riding therapy for the children in need. We recognise that this is not an area that receives much funding or support.

CONTACT DETAILS

  • Physical Address:
    • “Chilanga”
    • Parel Vallei Road
    • Somerset West
    • 7130
  • Postal Address:
    • PO Box 2923
    • Somerset West
    • 7129
  • Telephone numbers:
    • Megan Campbell (Manager):  074 182 1866
    • Anne-Marie Holroyd (Chairman): 082 371 7403
    • Jennifer Coetzee (Secretary): 084 376 0323

FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND BANKING DETAILS

  • Banking details:
    • Chilanga Riding School for the Disabled
    • Nedbank, Somerset West
    • Branch No: 106012
    • Account No: 1060302438
    • Account Type: Current Account
    • Ref: Your name
    • SWIFT code NEDSZAJJ
  • Last Audited Financial results: September 2014
  • Auditors:

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