Blind Boy Homework

Lead SA has asked South Africans to help a young blind boy, Tyrique Du Plessis, to do his homework by raising money for a much needed Braille Machine.


Tyrique Du Plessis is a 15 year old blind boy that is currently studying at the Prinshof School for the partially sighted and blind in Pretoria. The school helps him and he is able to use one of the schools braille writers for lessons and classwork.

However when he gets home he has no way of doing homework or additional studying as he doesn’t have a braille writer of his own. This is due to how much it costs for one.

Lead SA released a request for South Africans who where willing to help with funding to come forward and help.

“The braille machine will not only assist with his tertiary education, but will definitely also provide assistance to any further education and job opportunities in his life.” – Roxanne du Plessis, Mother

The reason Lead SA has asked to help with assisting the family is because the required braille machine is very expensive and the family is unable to buy one on their own.

“Tyrique is a bright and vibrant child and even though Tyrique is blind, he never allows his disadvantage to hold him back in any way. But I know that the braille machine will make a big difference in his education and in his life. That is why I ask you, as a Mother, to please assist me by making a difference in my son’s life.” – Roxanne du Plessis, Mother

If you are wanting to help you can contact Lead SA directly or call Tyrique’s mother Roxanne du Plessis on 084 086 0827.

UPDATE: Since this post went up Vibro Bricks & Paving have donated a Brailler to Tyrique, you can read more here.

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Sources: Lead SA

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