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SNAP Support is constantly thinking of new ways to raise funds to help children whose families cannot afford intervention. If you would like to get involved with the progress of a specific child, please contact Dalene Swart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We thank you for making a considerable difference towards an immense task.

Parents can also apply for once off funding or for their children to be placed on the beneficiary list. To apply please send a letter with the background of your child, the reason why funding is required, proof of income for the past 3 months (salary slip or bank statements) and list of expenses and send this to Dalene Swart on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Here are some of the success stories of children that have received subsidies!

Fuzli

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FUZLI-NUR TOFFAR

FUZLI IS A GRADE 3 PUPIL AT SNAP ACADEMY. HE STARTED THE PROGRAM WITH NO SKILLS.

He used to spin around for hours, clapping his ears until they bled. He was also unable to talk or chew.  Six years ago his parents were led to believe that nothing would become of him, until they came to SNAP.

The intervention he has received proved this theory wrong.  His development has been phenomenal. SNAP is his only hope to lead a normal life. He has so much potential. SNAP asks you to please help us to develop his abilities further.

You are investing in the life of a unique boy.

Tayiba

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TAY-YIBAH MOHAMED

TAY-YIBAH IS A FRIENDLY AND HAPPY LITTLE 7 YEAR OLD GIRL WITH A LOT OF ‘GET UP AND GO’. SHE JOINED THE SNAP PROGRAM IN 2009 AND HAD ONE-ON-ONE INTENSIVE INTERVENTION BEFORE JOINING THE RECEPTION CLASS AT SNAP.

With the intensive intervention her language showed great improvement, she gained lots of confidence and her general motor-planning improved. Her parents report that she is now beginning to be able to hold a conversation.

She loves to go up to people and have a little chat. One of her biggest challenges at this point, is her fine motor skills. She works extremely hard each day to try and get her hands to work properly. One of her favourite things in life is cars, and she is able to name almost every car on the road. If asked what her favourite car is, she will always say, “a BM.”

Tay-Yibah has proven over and over that she can learn.  With more intensive intervention we believe that we will be able to slowly close the gaps in her development. She is a real little character and everybody enjoys her.

Thaakir

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THAAKIR HENDRICKS

THAAKIR HENDRICKS IS AN AUTISTIC ,FRIENDLY AND HAPPY LITTLE 4 YEAR OLD BOY, WHO JOINED THE SNAP PROGRAM IN 2013.

With intensive intervention his language and concentration showed great improvement. Prior to intervention, he was unable to focus on one object or activity for more than 2 minutes. 

This improved considerably during his 3 weeks at SNAP. He would never say his name, always referring to himself as ME. Within the first 30 minutes the tutor at SNAP got him to say his name. Words are coming out so much clearer and occasionally he surprises us with full sentences.

Thaakir has an excellent memory and loves puzzles, blocks and shapes. As Thaakir attends more sessions, he is becoming less anxious and the tutors often comment on his untapped potential. He is extremely charismatic with the gift of walking into a room and putting a smile on your face.

With more intensive intervention we believe that we will be able to slowly close the gaps in his development.

 Samantha

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SAMANTHA MARX

SAMANTHA REMAINS UNDIAGNOSED, DESPITE THE TIME AND MONEY SPENT IN HER EARLY YEARS TRYING TO ESTABLISH A DIAGNOSIS.

She was born with a cleft in her soft palate, an additional toe on her left foot and a hole in her heart.  She could not assimilate food and remained in hospital for the best part of the first six months of her little life. She was fed via a feeding tube for the first year, after which the cleft repair took place, and things started to look up.

At that stage Samantha did not meet any developmental milestones and this was obviously of great concern.  She was seeing a physical therapist, who eventually got her to crawl at about 14 months and then walking at 24 months. She indicated that she believed there was more wrong than just motor planning and suggested a MRI scan.  An MRI scan was done at about 2 years which indicated that she had an enlarged ventricle in the lower left lobe of her brain, which interferes with the messaging process along neural paths.

Samantha started to developed autistic traits around 3 years of age. She remains non-verbal and is currently 9 years old.  She needs structure, discipline and requires the ability to communicate with the greater community, which is where SNAP would play a significant role.