Our Credentials

The Athlone School for the Blind is registered as both a Non Profit Organization and a Public Benefit Organization. We also qualify for Income Tax Exemption in terms of Section 18A of the South African Revenue Services Income Tax Act.

Sponsor a Child


The education care and nurturance of our children is of the utmost importance. The cost of specialised education, the resources required and support services are expensive.

Your sponsorship can make a world of difference in the life of a blind or multiply disabled child. It will ensure that a child receives specialized education, residential and medical care, 3 meals a day, a school uniform and shoes. Your contribution will guarantee a child an equal chance towards a brighter future. This is all our children ask for a chance equal to that of the able-bodied child, so that they may have the chance to grow up with dignity and a sense of self worth.

R14 per day is the equivalent of 1.50 USD and equates to R5000 / 625 USD per year which covers the following costs for one child for one full year:
  • School fees & stationery
  • Hostel fees
  • School uniform & school shoes
  • 3 meals per day
  • Medical care