Steps, a registered clubfoot non-profit working to improve the lives of children born with clubfoot, was awarded Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards on Saturday evening, 4 November 2017, in a ceremony hosted at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.
Drum magazine recently featured the story of little Alwande Moyo, who was born with bilateral clubfoot. Thanks to the Ponseti method her life has changed.
The support for our first ever “Steptember” campaign has been amazing. We have walked with an Olympic gold medalist, met our targeted steps, and have more people talking about clubfoot. Even better, thanks to your generosity, we have already raised enough to support eight more children through treatment! Eight more children will walk, run and [...]
We all face challenges, and there are so many problems in the world today that can make us feel overwhelmed. Clubfoot is a problem that has a solution. It is overwhelming for parents at first, but with early skilled care, these children are assured of a completely normal life without disability. Our ‘Steptember’ campaign [...]
SABC recently attended a launch to announce that Olympic gold medalist swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has joined our drive to reach every child born with clubfoot.
On World Clubfoot Day 3 June, we are proud to announce a new Steps champion Day, South African Olympic gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh. Cameron is a South African hero, having won the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in a new world record time of 58.46 seconds. He has also won countless other world titles and another medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Shaakira has walked the clubfoot journey twice – once when she discovered that her daughter, Zaheerah, was born with clubfoot, and again earlier this year when her son, Mustaqeem, was born.
Khatija’s baby, Ziauddin, was two days old when she found out that he had clubfoot in his left foot.
We first met baby Tshepo in February last year at the STEPS supported clubfoot clinic at Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein. The doctor confirmed that Tshepo had been born with one clubfoot. It was the first time that Tshepo’s mom had seen clubfoot as it is not really spoken about in her community. She was very worried that it had been caused by something she had done in her pregnancy.
January 2017 Dear Ponseti friend, As STEPS starts a new year of supporting children born with clubfoot in southern and east Africa, I reflect on the past year of opportunities, successes and challenges. Every year of life is rich with experience, and running an NGO requires so much emotional input and hard work that it’s [...]