Projects that directly benefit people with disabilities – physical, mental, intellectual, learning, visual, and hearing – fall under this sector.
Disability projects are spread over a number of sectors which generally fall within the ambit of social development and/or education. A few, such as medical interventions, are exclusively health-related.
The support for this sector offered by the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund targets homes, shelters and outreach programmes that provide quality care at statutory and aftercare levels of service delivery.
De Beers supports disability projects primarily in communities surrounding its operations: Siyanda, Ga-Segonyana, Taung, Frances Baard, Letsemeng, Nama Khoi, Kamiesberg and Richtersveld (Northern Cape), and Musina and Blouberg (Limpopo).