Letters of Support

Dr IP Desai

Dr I P Desai’s contribution in uplifting and providing services for persons with disabilities is unparalleled in South Africa. He joined the fledgling Natal Indian Cripple Care as a member in the early seventies. He soon became an integral part of the Planning Committee. SIVA AUM CENTRE Dr. Desai headed a team that presented a …

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Message from Ms Veliamah Moodley (Lilly) – The first person with disability in receipt of services from the Association

I was born in 1958 and contacted polio when I was one year old. The first five years of my life was spent at home. During that period I was hospitalised for nine months for a hip and knee operation. When Natal Indian Cripple Care was established in 1967, I was accepted for rehabilitation and …

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Message From Mrs A Chakravarti – Ex – Executive Director

It is with great pleasure that I write this message on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities. It brings back interesting memories of my early working life as a relatively new social worker and then later as Executive Director of the Association in the dark days of …

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The Inspiration behind the establishment of the Natal Indian Cripple Care

50 years ago when Karmella was four years old, our das Mr S N Chetty became extremely concerned about her condition and future. He explored all avenues and spoke to leading members of the community. There were no facilities for Indian cerebral palsied children. After attending a function at the Open Air School, he was …

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Message from Therina Wentzel – Director National Council for Persons with Disabilities.

It is with great pride that I reflect in my long association with APD-KZN. Both our strongest and most impactful National Council (NCPD) leaders, Dr B T Naidoo and Mr Mahmood Mia come from APD KZN, where they made as huge an impact as on our National Council. People who have and are still shaping …

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