Help at last for disabled student’s sleep stresses 

Help at last for disabled student’s sleep stresses Pensive Tshabangu, a first year student who suffers from various conditions that impact heavily on is mobility, is thrilled with his new bed.

A 19 year-old disabled student at the University of Venda, experienced going to bed at night as an extremely stressful end to his day. But thanks to a special new bed he has been given, he can now sleep happily.

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Pensive Tshabangu, a first year student who suffers from various conditions that impact heavily on is mobility, is now able to get around campus and end his days comfortably in a bed that is specially adapted for his needs – thanks to invervention by the office of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana. Tshabangu is one of many disabled students enrolled at the University of Venda.

Pensive Tshabangu, a first year student who suffers from various conditions that impact heavily on is mobility, is thrilled with his new bed.
Pensive Tshabangu, a first year student who suffers from various conditions that impact heavily on is mobility, is thrilled with his new bed.

Minister Manana visited the University of Venda earlier this year and was touched when he saw that Tshabangu could not comfortably fit into the bed he had been given in the university’s residence. Manana promised at the time that her would personally see to it that Tshabangu received a bed in which he could sleep comfortably. And this week he made good on the promise, as the bed was finally delivered.

“I am so happy with what the deputy minister has done for me. Now I will be able to focus on my studies without having to worry about sleeping conditions at my room. After studying I will now be able to rest peacefully on my new bed,” said Tshabangu, explaining how the generous donation has already impacted on his life.

After studying I will now be able to rest peacefully on my new bed.

Tshabangu, who is shy and softly spoken, was born with several physical conditions that prevent him from walking and moving normally.  He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development, as it is his aim to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds prosper in life.

“It’s not every day that disabled people get the treatment I just got from the office of the minister. I consider myself to be very lucky and blessed at the same time. This will encourage me to focus more on my studies,” said Tshabangu. – Health-e News