Kgotso Letsoalo

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Born9 January 2024
SchoolHope School, Westcliff, Johannesburg - Class of 2023
Lives inGauteng, South Africa


Kgotso Letsoalo, who matriculated from Hope School Johannesburg in 2023, has been a beneficiary of the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund for his entire school career.

As a one-year-old, Kgotso contracted Septic Meningitis which resulted in the amputation of both his legs. In 2011, when Kgotso started grade one, he became a Jumping Kids beneficiary and has received assistance with his prosthetic equipment ever since.

“Jumping Kids gave me legs to walk, run, move around with, and to participate in my favorite activity – sport. The charity also assisted me with an educational bursary. All of that combined to change my life”.

Now matriculated, Kgotso plans to continue to participate in sport while working towards achieving a law degree.


What are your proudest achievements since becoming a Jumping Kids beneficiary?

Participating in Para athletics for Gauteng Province at the Toyota SASAPD National Championships, and participating in the SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball League and placing second.

What would you like to achieve in the future?

I would like to be a successful sportsman with a law degree.

What is your message to children living with physical mobility challenges?

Being physically challenged is not the end of things, it is the beginning of new opportunities and a special life.