Profiles

Meet the beneficiaries, heroes and initiative ambassadors...

Who were 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.

Katie Sepato

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2011
Katie Sepato is an orphan and aspiring teacher. She is an inspiration to all who meet this gentle young woman. Katie Sepato was abandoned at the Tshwaraganang Orphanage when she...

Lehlohonolo Koalani

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2010
Hloni from Soweto received his first walking solution thanks to a collaboration between Reach for a Dream and Jumping Kids. He competes in athletics. Hloni Koalane lost his right leg...

Mukundi Mashamba

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2012
Mukundi was born with congenital complications – a total absence of the tibia on her right leg and a shortened tibia on the left, but this does not stop the active...

Dane Wilson

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
Dane Wilson  is one of the country’s most promising para-cyclists. He has been a Jumping Kids ambassador since 2009. He is one of the country’s most promising para-cyclists.He...

Reuben van Niekerk

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2011
Reuben van Niekerk has been cycling for more than 20 years. He lost his leg, below the knee, in 2008 when a truck crashed into his motorcycle. He resumed his passion for...

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...

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...

Nashe Muza

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2013
Meet lively Nashe Muza from Mpumalanga. She enjoys gymnastics, swimming and matching the color of her braids to the color scheme of her new socket after each follow-up visit to...

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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