Amaha reaches out to society

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Disabled people and 12 pupils that have been adopted by Musicians Against HIV-Aids (Amaha) were last week given a moral and practical boost.

The musicians, led by Amaha chairman Doc Shebeleza, announced on the TV programme Shift that 500 wheelchairs had been distributed nationally to the disabled.

The 500 wheelchairs, donated by South Africa's Rotary Club and distributed under the auspices of Amaha, form part of its national campaign to help children - especially child-headed households.

The 12 pupils will benefit from financial support for schooling - and their general upkeep at home from now until 2010, Shebeleza said.

Amaha has been formed to raise awareness and give relief to the vulnerable in society, especially children.

It has the support of the SABC, while Sowetan is its media sponsor.

Doc Shebeleza was accompanied at the studio by musicians Winnie Masha, Linah Khama, Ihash'lemhlophe, Nelly Dladla and Deborah Fraser - who all said they were proud to be associated with Amaha's initiative.