The Al Ansaar Foundation teamed up with uShaka Marine World and Willowton Oil to take 22 children with Cerebral Palsy to uShaka for a dolphin show and lunch.
For many of the children, this was the first time they saw dolphins and the sea. Chairperson of the Al Ansaar Foundation, Mahomed Joosab, made an extra effort to attend despite his ill health that requires him to have dialysis.
UShaka CEO, Stella Khumalo met the children at ushaka’s Kids World.
“We pride ourselves that uShaka is accessible for everyone and when we have a group like this visit, it proves that. It also provides us with an opportunity to improve as we pick up on what to do,” said Khumalo.
The children were from Children With A Challenge Day Care (CWAC), a part of the KZN Cerebral Palsy Association. CWAC manager, Paula van Eeden, said the children were so excited for the big day.
“For the last few days we have been discussing the outing and talking about fish and marine life. The children were so excited. They enjoyed the day so much,” added van Eden.
Spokesperson for the Al Ansaar Foundation, Sakina Essop, said the team continually reaches out to the community.
“This time around, it was really heartwarming. This is different because many of these children have never seen dolphins or the ocean. To see their expressions and the way they reacted was truly special,” she said.