Who are we?
The Cerebral Palsy Association (Eastern Cape) was established in Port Elizabeth in 1955. The primary mission of the Association is to encourage, assist and care for all persons affected by cerebral palsy, and assist them to attain their maximum potential and independently integrate into the community.
The vision of the Association is to be the most effective provider of specialised services to individuals with cerebral palsy.
The Association is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (003-500 NPO) Public Benefit Organisation (PBO number 130001148) in terms of the Income Tax Act, qualifies as a Level 1 contributor to BBBEE, and is affiliated to the National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy (NAPCP) in South Africa. All relevant documents are available on request or can be viewed here .
Since 2002 the Association has undertaken a process to transform itself from a traditional charity into a service-based organization, delivering key specialised services to individuals affected by cerebral palsy throughout the Eastern Cape. The process incorporates a conscious focus to expand the Association’s reach to provide services into the broader Eastern Cape with specific emphasis on the under-serviced rural communities of the Province.
We work in close collaboration with partner organisations or government services to reach a broader community and ensure sustainability of services. The Association focuses on meeting the needs of the beneficiaries within the strategic alignment of the Association, as well as marketing opportunities for funding and sponsorship.