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Feedback from Tanzania

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

In May this year Jumping Kids, in collaboration with Ottobock South Africa and Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics, invited representatives from three SADC countries to attend a week-long training project hosted by Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Department. The ‘Empowering Africa’s Child Amputees’ project aimed to highlight the benefits of combining prosthetic sport solution […]

Jumping Kids excel at Youth Games

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Two Jumping Kids ambassadors, Emile Burgers (14) and Tebogo Mofokeng (18), returned triumphant from the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Youth World Games that took place in Athlone, Ireland last week. The duo formed part of the Is Ability Sports Club that represented South Africa. The event hosted 165 athletes from 16 […]

Empowering Africa’s child amputees

Monday, May 28th, 2018

1 June 2018 – Three local organisations, active in the realm of prosthetic technology and sport rehabilitation, joined forces this week to host a pilot training program at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa. The event, hosted from May 28th to June 1st, is geared to help SADC countries increase their level of support […]

Epic ‘threepeat’ for Team Driepoot

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

3 April 2018 Amputee mountain biker and Jumping Kids ambassador, Reuben van Niekerk and his Team Driepoot partner Kevin Benkenstein made it three team finishes in a row with a 398th overall position at this year’s Absa Cape Epic. In what turned out to be a tough ride on some of the stages, Kevin posted […]

Epic race awaits

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

With the help of Avis South Africa, our ambassador Reuben van Niekerk and his ‘Team Driepoot’ partner Kevin Benkenstein is again taking on the Absa Cape Epic (18 – 25 March) to raise Jumping Kids awareness. Reuben, who is going for his fifth consecutive Cape Epic finish, is himself an amputee having lost his leg […]