Heroes Unite is a project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), project-lead by Vava iYouth; the NCPD’s youth division.

Partnering with Disney South Africa under their Marvel brand we undertake to raise funds yearly though the sale of branded wristbands (R30 each).

Heroes Unite encourages participants to recognise and celebrate the similarities they share with Marvel Superheroes whilst wearing a wristband to show their support of children and youth with disabilities.

We hope to encourage youth to embrace diversity. We believe that the youth are the future and can make a significant impact on the lives of others.

Marvel characters embody attributes such as heroism, relatability, courage, tenacity, and more. HEROES UNITE urges everyone, regardless of ability, to find their inner hero and share them with the world.

 The funds raised through this initiative helps provide much-needed assistive devices, and access to education for children and youth throughout South Africa.

By purchasing our HEROES UNITE wristbands for R30 each: you, your staff, and your learners can show your support for children with disabilities and make a meaningful difference in their lives.


Simply buy a wristband online or fill out this manual order form and email, or fax it to: or

Contact Ado Bakasa/Rokkie at the NCPD for more info: 011 452 2774.

Vava iYouth ensures inclusion and equity for children and youth with disabilities


Please note: minimum online order applies.


To enter into our competition simply share a photo of yourself, your school/ university/college, in the most heroic outfits you can muster wearing your wristbands, to Instagram or Facebook and tag #Marvel #NCPDHeroesUnite 

Best-dressed Class 

Winning classes will win a Movie Screening for the whole class at their local cinema, including refreshments. 

Universities and Colleges 

Your tertiary institution could win R5000 cash towards your disability unit. 

Individual Prizes

– Win a Lego ‘The Hulkbuster’ set, worth R750. 

– Win 1 of 20 Assorted MARVEL Funko Pop figurines.

This Photography and Video competition (the ‘Competition’) is subject to the following Terms and Conditions (‘Conditions’) and by entering the Competition you agree to be bound by them.

  1. This competition is run by The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NPO-923) (Hereafter referred to as ‘The NCPD’) whose registered office is at 82 Andries Pretorius Road, Edenvale.
  2. The prizes are sponsored by Disney.
  3. The competition is open to all residents of South Africa. Multiple entries are allowed.
  4. A Heroes Unite Wristband donation and visibility in the Photograph allows entry to this competition.
  5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received or seen online for whatever reason.
  6. Route to entry for the competition: Enter are via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linkedin posts by tagging any of the NCPD Social Media Pages or using the hashtags #Marvel #NCPDHeroesUnite #VavaiYouth

Rules of the competition

  1. The NCPD shall be entitled to assume that the parents or guardians of any entrant who is under 18 years old have consented to that person’s entry into the Competition. Entrants may be required to provide proof of identity and if aged under 18, should be able to demonstrate to The NCPD’s satisfaction that their parent or guardian has given their consent to such entry.
  2. The NCPD reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any entrant if it believes that an entrant has breached any of the Conditions, any applicable law (including without limitation copyright law) or has infringed the intellectual property of any other person. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that any failure to comply with the Conditions may lead to The NCPD disqualifying that person, without The NCPD being required to give any reason for such disqualification or granting any opportunity for challenge.
  3. Employees of The NCPD and Disney Africa, their relatives or any agents or employees are not eligible to enter the Competition.
  4. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  5. The prize is a #HeroesUnite Hamper and framed Certificate of recognition. The prize is not exchangeable for cash and is not transferable.
  6. Winners will be chosen by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by the Promoter.
  7. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn within 8 months of the closing date. The winner will only ever be contacted by The NCPD. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 
  8. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize will be delivered. It will be delivered via courier to one address.
  9. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  11. All entrants and winners agree to the use of their name/social media handle and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current South African data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  12. Winners will be announced via our website and social media channels. Alternatively, the winner’s name will be available 8 months after closing date by emailing the following address:
  13. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  14. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to The NCPD and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at


The NCPD shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.

The NCPD reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Queries can be directed to Ado Bakasa: Coordinator Youth Affairs   |  +27 72 268 3483  |