Profiles

Meet the beneficiaries, heroes and initiative ambassadors...

selected to share their stories since becoming part of our growing Jumping Kids family. Our initiative is championed by a roster of individuals advocating to create awareness of our mandate, including some of the country’s top Paralympians.

Sphelele Dlamini

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2014
Sphelele Dlamini was born with a condition that lead to the amputation of both his legs below the knee shortly after birth. Getting around on state-issued prostheses since he started...

Gerhardus Visser

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2012
Gerhardus was born with a congenital condition that left him with no fibular in his left leg yet he is developing at a normal pace while attending a mainstream school...

Emile Burgers

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
Seen by many as the inspiration behind the launch of the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund charity in South Africa; below-knee amputee Emile Burgers, who has an able-body twin brother, enjoys...

Mukundi Mashamba

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2012
Mukundi Mashamba says that she hopes to be successful in life.  Even if living with a disability has its obstacles, she believes in maintaining a positive attitude and to just...

Nhlakanipho Madisa

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2014
Meet Wisdom Madisa who is in a mainstream school and getting more active every time we see him for his follow-ups at Jumping Kids. Nhlakanipho Madisa was born with congenital...

Kananelo Mokhoke

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2013
Kananelo was born with a congenital condition affecting his growth, right hand and leg. Known as our ‘lion-heart’, he is developing into a confident young man that embraces his opportunities...

Tshepo Rasebeka

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2016
When Tshepo Rasebeka was only nine months old, he underwent a bilateral amputation through the knee, similar to that of his hero, Ntando Mahlangu. There are quite a few similarities...

Jason Papudi

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2017
After two years on crutches, Jason Papudi is looking forward to riding his bike and playing soccer with his friends again. Despite the fact that it was a reckless driver...

Tshireletso Nthongoa

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2013
Tshireletso Nthongoa is our ‘happy chappie’ poster child – full of smiles and giggles. This ‘always on the go’ youngster is developing on par with his able body peers. Meet four...

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