#HeartStuff: S.E.A.L Academy for children with down syndrome needs your help

#HeartStuff: S.E.A.L Academy for children with down syndrome needs your help

A Durban North mom of a boy with down syndrome wants to create a social and emotional learning environment for children with difficulty expressing themselves. We call upon the community to help her vision - and that of other parents in the same predicament, come to life.

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Liza Hall is a mother of a Down Syndrome boy called Matthew, who has to travel 120km a day to try to get a decent quality schooling in smaller classes that accommodate his emotional needs.

The traveling to and from Matthew's school took a toll on Liza's family. Not only was it costly, but also emotionally exhausting.

Liza decided to take the matter into her own hands and needs your help to make her vision of creating a school, specifically designed to nurture and cater to the special needs of children with Down Syndrome, a reality.

Listen to the full story below.

To get involved in making this vision come to life, visit The Seal Academy website.

Here are some of the academy's needs:

  • 9 iPads ( specifically for iApps (US) for Down Syndrome Children)
  • Photocopier
  • Bosu Balls
  • Pilates Balls
  • Medicine Balls
  • Hoola Hoops
  • Skipping Ropes
  • Yoga Mats
  • Branding Signs
  • Paper Shredding Machine (Industrial)
  • Hand sanitiser Machine x 2
  • Metal Stationery Cabinet
  • Filing CabinetPainting 
  • 8 Easels 
  • Art & Craft equipment
  • Beading Accessories
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Large floor cushions - variety plain coloured 
  • Local Mini Bus Shuttle Service (Durban North)
  • Donations for Academy Outings

If you're willing to donate any of the items mentioned on the list, or wish to make a cash donation, please contact Liza Hall via email - [email protected].

"The SEAL Academy is a community driven initiative, created for children with Down Syndrome. Our aim is to provide members of our community with a therapeutic educational environment that facilitates social, emotional and creative expression to develop self-confidence for individual achievement."

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