The KDF was established in Canada to provide assistance to children in South Africa burdened with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Kungwini Dream Fund (KDF) offers a variety of programs designed to improve the lives of children in South Africa.
Read progress reports from the front lines and testimonials from community leaders and program participants.
Kungwini is a suburb of Pretoria in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, meaning a place of mist. It is also known as Bronkhorstspruit and is the birthplace of one of the founders of this fund, Dr. Mohamed Hussain, whose dream as a child was to provide health assistance to the children of Africa. The scourge of poverty, apartheid, war and disease has dismembered the development of Africa and its children.
Children with developmental and intellectual difficulties are most affected and systemically ignored and marginalized. The peak of the HIV epidemic is present, and the need for medical assistance has never been greater, especially in children whose hope of survival has never been as optimistic as it is at present with the new antiviral medicines. The goals of the KDF are to optimize the health of these children and their chances of acquiring and education and skills in order to improve their standard of living, and an opportunity to be independent and functional in society.
The KDF reaches out to children in their school environment so their educators and healthcare providers can actively assess, manage and monitor their needs, promptly and efficiently, at no cost to the child. Health services are not publicly funded as yet in South Africa.