Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund

Providing access to prosthetic equipment, school and sport for children living with lower limb amputation from previously disadvantaged communities.

We supply and maintain quality prosthetic equipment for children

Jumping Kids is a Section 21 Trust; classified as a Non-Profit Company (2009/018078/08) by the South African Labour Act; which supplies and maintains quality prosthetic equipment for children living with amputations or limb deficiencies across South Africa and into the continent. Our mandate is to provide beneficiaries, of school going age, with the tools required to become successful contributing members of society. These tools are:

Access to, and maintenance of, quality prosthetic equipment

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Access to mainstream education

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Access to sports participation opportunities

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What is Amputation?

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity due to trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is applied to control pain or disease in the affected limb, such as malignancy and gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out as a preventative surgery. A special case is that of congenital amputation, a congenital disorder where fetal limbs have been cut off by constrictive bands.

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Jumping Kids role-model Ntando Mahlangu featured on BBC World Service

South African Paralympic sprinter Ntando Mahlangu got his first prosthetic blades at the age of 10, after growing up using a wheelchair. He hopes to inspire the next generation of bilateral above-knee amputee children to dream big and work hard to attain their goals in school and sport.

Ntando-Mahlangu

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Ntando Mahlangu

Born with fibular hemi-melia; a congenital condition that affected both his legs from the knee down; Ntando Mahlangu spent a good portion of his young life in a wheelchair.

In 2012, the year of the London Paralympics, a decision was made to amputate both Ntando’s legs through the knee. He was fitted with his first set of prosthetics at an event organized by Avis South Africa, in collaboration with the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund and IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics.

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Tokyo Paralympics a triumph for IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics and Jumping Kids Associates

26 Oct 2021
The Innovation Hub, Tshwane, Monday 25 October 2021 – South Africa’s Paralympic squad brought home seven medals from the recent Tokyo Paralympic Games that took place between August 24th and September 5...

South African squad for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics include five from Gauteng

26 Oct 2021
The Innovation Hub, Tshwane, Monday 16 August 2021 – SASCOC on Saturday (14 August 2021) announced its 34-athlete South African squad headed for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games taking place from August 24th to September 5th...

Teen blade-athlete shines at National Para athletics Championships

8 Jun 2021
Johannesburg, 06 May 2021 – This year’s edition of the Toyota South Africa SASAPD National Track and Field Championships, that took place at the Westbourne Oval in Gqeberha, re-ignited our ‘Passion for...