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Warrior on Wheels – Giving disabled children the gift of adventure

Published: October 14, 2016 12:40 pm

Warriors on Wheels

We believe that it’s important to support local initiatives that are doing amazing things in our communities, and are endeavoring to make make a positive difference in South Africa.

Warrior on Wheels is one such initiative. They are doing amazing work, by providing a platform for children with special needs to experience thrilling and memorable experiences – experiences which may not have been previously possible.

Some of the activities they provide are:

  • Ziplining
  • River Rafting
  • Horse Riding
  • Sidecar Tours
  • Helicopter/Plane Trips
  • Paragliding
  • Boat Cruises
  • Wildlife Safaris
  • Conservation / Sustainable Tourism Education Experiences
  • Sidecar Tours
  • Adapted Surfing
  • Camping
  • Outings to Museums and Nature Parks
  • Participation in Cycling and Running Events

Warriors on Wheels

Their objectives:

  • Providing inclusive adventure and sports activities for children with special needs.
  • Consulting with and forging partnerships with establishments and adventure hosts within the tourism industry to promote accessibility for all abilities.
  • Building confidence, self-esteem and assisting children with special needs to realise their potential.
  • Developing and providing specialised adaptive equipment to enable children with special needs to participate in adventure activities and extreme sports.
  • Providing specialised care and rehabilitation programs for children with special needs.
  • Connecting communities of children with special needs, their families and carers/support structures.
  • Servicing and exposing communities, professional sports people, adventure service providers, and establishments to a realm of possibilities through dispelling the ‘perception of limitation’ placed on children with special needs.
  • Pushing and exceeding activity and adventure boundaries placed on children with special needs.
  • Enabling awareness of self in children with special needs through them discovering potential new passions and love for adventure and sport.
  • Staff, volunteers and professionals to create a safe environment in which children with special needs feel confident, self-assured and excited to be exposed and empowered to be-able to participate in a wide range of adventurous activities.

Warriors on Wheels

As a NPO, they rely on sponsorships, volunteers and partnerships with adventure hosts to provide regular adventures, experiences and outings to differently-abled children and their families. So if you feel you could contribute in any way, or are interested in participating or getting involved – I’m sure they would love to hear from you.