In May 2015, the organisers of the 5th annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress donated R252 300 to STEPS to go towards the treatment of clubfoot in Southern Africa. Delegates to the conferences organised by Africa Health were charged R100 to attend, which was collected and handed over to STEPS, the official charity of Africa [...]
In 2016 STEPS has launched a new clubfoot awareness campaign, called “Laces for Braces”, which was announced on World Clubfoot Day, 3 June. We've called on schools, businesses, sport teams and all Ponseti kids to take part and wear a pair of bright laces to show their support of World Clubfoot Day.
Jennifer Niksch recently undertook - and completed - Expedition Africa, a daunting 500km adventure race to raise funds and awareness for the treatment of clubfoot. She raced with Lunar Chicks, the only all-girls team in a field of 54 teams, mostly made up of three guys and one girl.
It is always wonderful to hear about clubfoot fundraising. And what better way to do it than a 544km Expedition Africa adventure race? You can still donate via the link below.
500km adventure race for the 1 in 500 kids born with clubfoot in South Africa. Jennifer Niksch and Jet de Wet are taking on the challenge as a two-person team, in an extreme race usually done in teams of four. Expedition Africa is a 500km adventure race along the Garden Route in the Western Cape. This extreme race consists of several disciplines, including mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, orienteering, rope work, swimming and canyoneering. Their amazing adventure with a purpose will raise funds for the successful treatment of children born with the common birth defect clubfoot.
STEPS, with the assistance of Jacaranda FM's Good Morning Angel Fund, has been privileged to be part of the treatment of a very special boy. Last year, we were contacted by a family who had seen a story about our founder on the 'Against All Odds' eNCA channel. They sent photos of their nine-month-old son [...]
STEPS’ Ponseti for Parents© parent adviser manual to ensure the successful treatment of clubfoot is available in six languages, most recently French.
Karen Moss (STEPS founder) was featured in the February 2016 issue of Fair Lady in a story about mothers who are changing the world because of their children. Dr Ponseti believed that the bond between a mother and child was so strong that a mother knows instinctively what is best for her child, and [...]
2015 has been a great year for STEPS. We have taken leaps and bounds towards eradicating Clubfoot as a disability in Southern Africa. Have a look:
STEPS spread festive cheer at five of our South African partner Ponseti clubfoot clinics in December. We had fun Ponseti Parties at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, George Mukhari Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Tygerberg Hospital, and Maitland Cottage Hospital.