Courage is second nature to Ushindi

South Ballajura Primary School Year 3 student and Lions children of courage award recipient Ushindi Mtwale. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419955
South Ballajura Primary School Year 3 student and Lions children of courage award recipient Ushindi Mtwale. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419955

Teacher Courtney Cooper said despite having Cerebral Palsy and an intellectual disability, Ushindi was always willing to learn.

‘Ushindi has made exceptional progress in his independence and communication over the past year and most definitely demonstrates courage when faced with challenging experiences, including learning to drive his first electric wheelchair,’ she said.

‘He has a great smile and is such an enthusiastic participant in our campus Signing and Jump Jam Clubs. We are very proud of Ushindi and continue to look forward to seeing him reach his goals.’

On top of the award the nine-year-old will receive his first electric wheelchair, organised by the Centre for Cerebral Palsy, and a hand-powered bike from Lions.