Amathole – East London
PO Box 15073
2 Dunn Street
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DSAAmathole/
Name: First National Bank
CONTACT PERSON: Denise Taylor (Tel: 043-722-4918 / 083-552-4616) Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 09h00 – 13h00
Our outreach co-ordinator/s operates from Cecillia Makiwane Hospital on a Tuesday between 9am and 1pm and can be found at POPD and on a Wednesday she operates from the Frere Hospital and starts at the POPD Clinic between 9am and 1pm. She also does visits to Clinics and home on request.
Support Groups (SHG) / Self Advocay:
Parents meet once a month at Hamilton Club while their children are dancing / exercising – Dates TBA for the year – notices will be emailed or phone the office on 043 722 4918 to confirm.
Mdantsane Parents can phone Faith Esbend – cell : 067 716 3989
Parkside / Fynbos areas can phone Deborah Noble – cell: 066 345 0727
Whatsapp Mothers support group: Zimbini Kamana -0839464641
Whatsapp Fathers support group: Xola Metele-071 844 8241
Chairperson: Linda Davis
Vice Chairperson: Soraya Adkins
Treasurer: Mimette Oosthuizen
Secretary: Alta Brink
Outreach Co-Ordinator: Deborah Noble/Faith Esbend
Committee Members: Adele Ball, Mavis Buya, Welekazi felicia Mbana, Roxanne Poovan, Zimbini Kamana, Teresa Moldenhauer, Mita Silva
Self Advocate: Tasha Oosthuizen
Branch Director: Denise Taylor
Outreach Co-ordinator/s: Deborah Noble/Faith Esbend
Co-opted: Sonia Skein- Charlene Keir
Education/School: Sonia Skein, Debora Noble
Outreach/Support: Deborah, Mavis
Early Intervention: Mimette Oostuizen
Finances: Mimette, Linda, Alta, Denise
Tea: Sonia, Denise, Alta
Tiny Handz: Sonia, Linda
Self Advocacy: Deborah, Alta, Linda, Denise, Mavis
Special Olympics: Deborah
Deborah 066 345 0727 – Faith Esbend -067 716 3989 Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals/clinics/home visits – speaks isiXhosa
Mimette 082 354 4628 – Beacon Bay Life Hospital
Office 083 552 4616
To provide accurate and up to date information and awareness regarding Down syndrome and intellectual disability to parents, medical professionals and the wider public. To encourage the inclusion of individuals with these disabilities in all walks of life and ensure they have the same dignity we all expect in life.
Down Syndrome Amathole was established in 1996.
What we offer
Workshops and talks
Provide assistance with obtaining disability grants
Who can become a member?
Anyone who has an interest in Down syndrome, whether a parent, medical professional or member of the public. For more information or application forms please contact our office.