Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and South Africa Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) are proud to announce the handover of a brand-new Toyota Quantum to aid the Lonwabo School for Learners with Special Educational Needs in Gqeberha.

The partnership forms part of TSAM’s mission to promote the ethos of Mobility for All – a philosophy that aims to transform the way people move throughout the world and in doing so, create solutions to the mobility barriers that limit human potential.

The handover is the culmination of an ongoing relationship between TSAM and SASAPD – which supports the federation’s ambition to promote sporting codes offered at Paralympic-level for local athletes living with physical disabilities and visual impairments. To date, TSAM and SASAPD have collaboratively handed over five buses in total, with past winners being deserving schools from various parts of the country.

“We are committed to providing mobility solutions for all. As we move towards a mobility society, we remain committed to the consistent production of ever-better cars,” states Toyota South Africa.

During the handover ceremony, Mookie Grobbelaar – SASAPD President, expressed sincere gratitude to TSAM for providing the vehicles and reiterated the importance of inclusion and representation in sport. Grobbelaar added, “I would like to extend my gratitude to our title sponsor Toyota South Africa Motors and all the affiliate partners for all the support and hard work that has gone into presenting this year’s championships”.

The Gqeberha-based school was named recipient of the prize at the 2023 Toyota SASAPD National championships in March this year, and today received the new Quantum from Toyota South Africa.

Among the excited pupils, were dignitaries from Toyota South Africa as well as SASAPD. This is the fifth year that Toyota has made a contribution to a school in need since the partnership began in 2019.

SASAPD adds: “The bus will go a long way in helping to ensure that we have Paralympic stars in the future. Access and transport are key areas for schools and places that look after people with physical disabilities and giving the Lonwabo School for Learners with Special Educational Needs wheels, helps to keep the children moving while giving them the chance to do just that.”