Charity: Jumping Kids Prosthetics Fund
It was the Vodacom Change the World initiative which made the 33 year old Michael who is also a double amputee, realise that the there is a dire need for prosthetic legs for children.
The corporate communications graduate volunteered at the Jumping Kids Prosthetics Fund, where he was involved in marketing and public relations for the organisation.
He is a lower limb double amputee. He said that he learned a lot during the year he volunteered at the organisation. “It made me realise the dire need for prosthetic legs for young kids.
“My role was marketing and fundraising for the organisation, to enable them to continue doing maintenance work on prosthetics and help more kids.
“I saw Jumping Kids grow from a small CSI-based NGO towards becoming a fully functional NGO,” he explained.
Stevens will be volunteering for a second year on the programme and is also working with other institutions to improve local manufacturing so that higher standard prosthetic components can be made locally.