It is evident that poverty is the direct cause of problems such as poor family structures, neglect, street children and various other forms of social degradation and challengers.
iCare Children’s Foundation will once again embark on a fundraising drive to give the gift of hearing to our two angels, Nithaar (2 years) and Leah (3 ½ years). The Cochlear Implant is a device that provides hearing to severely and profoundly deaf children who do not benefit from conventional hearing aids as in the cases of both Nithaar and Leah. READ FULL STORY BELOW
The implant consists of two parts; an implantable electrode array (R115 348) that is implanted in the inner ear and a speech processor (R137 768) that is worn on the ear. The microphone picks up speech signals and translates them into an electrical code that is delivered to the hearing nerve in the inner ear. This results in electrical impulses being sent along the hearing nerve and the speech and language centres in the brain. Both Nithaar and Leah has had an implant done on one ear each and still requires the second implant in order to improve their progress and benefit from binaural hearing. Also, if the second implant is received, they will be able to localise sound and have better understanding of speech in noise as well as improved ease of listening. Children often have to listen and learn in noisy environments and the research has shown that children perform better with two implants than one.
2 year old Nithaar Solomons has been diagnosed with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss and has been received a cochlear implant on the right ear in February 2019. Nithaar will be attending Carel Du Toit Centre from July 2019 when he is 2 ½ years old. Mother Naeema Solomons had to leave her full time employment in order to care for Nithaar. She is committed to the therapy process and is learning how to put the necessary strategies in place to develop Nithaar’s listening and spoken language development. To contribute towards Nithaar’s second implant - Please use the following
Capitec Account Number: 1639293270
Branch: Mitchells Plain 470010
Born with congenial Rubella, 3 ½ year old Leah Hailey Roodt had had an eye operation at 3 weeks and currently wears contact lenses. She is due to have another eye operation in the months to come. Leah has been diagnosed with profound hearing loss and has received her first cochlear implant after hearing aids failed to provide her with hearing. Leah has to have the second cochlear implant done in order to assist with her development. Mother Carmelita is a full time volunteer at the Carel Du Toit Centre where Leah receives her therapy. Besides requiring funding for Leah’s second implant, the family is also in need of financial contributions towards Leah’s school fees (R2500), transport (R1700) as well as batteries for her current processor (R3500 rechargeable, R500 pm non-rechargeable). For any contribution towards Leah’s expenses or second implant.
Please use the following Banking Details:
Account Number: 9321099909
Abandoned children are placed in orphanages if they have no extended family to care for them. Abused children are placed in safe keeping in Safe Houses via the courts. We provided for their needs either financially or in kind.
As well as providing pots of food to various community projects on an ongoing basis, we reach out to the safe houses we support as regularly as possible. We are currently supplying bread and polony on a weekly basis to the safe houses, frozen vegetables on alternate weeks, and cooked food at least once a week. This program has alleviated a lot of pressure from the house mothers since its inception; therefore we would like to expand the program to reach more such homes.
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