Leseding Protective Workshop

BACKGROUND

The Centre started in 1999 as a Day Care centre with experience orientated activities for 15 persons with disabilities sharing accommodation with St Joseph schools. Currently there are 65 clients and they have a new centre just opposite to Jane Furse Hospital.. The project Manager, Mrs Thabang has managed to transform the project towards sustainability. The project’s income generating projects are as follows;

The project received funds from National Lottery and is building hostels for accommodation. If things go by schedule, they intend to provide accommodation as from January 2014

Department of Agriculture is very instrumental in this project since they have donated agricultural equipment from time to time. In February 2011, the department donated 300 orange trees for the establishment of an orchard.

 

CHALLENGES

Transport- Some clients have dropped out mainly because of high transport costs.

Sewing-The sewing activities has declined since most of the sewing machines have broken down.

 

SERVICES/PRODUCTS

Orange

Farming

Sewing

Flower arrangement

Gardening

Basket

Mat-making

Bee-keeping

Woodwork

Shoe repairs

 

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Main income is generated by the selling of goods produced at the workshop as well as services to the community.

Fundraising projects

Casual Day

Sponsorhips

NLDTF

 

NEEDS/HOW YOU CAN HELP

Sewing Machines and maintenance.

Sewing Materials

Beading Materials

Educational Toys

 

LOCATION

Jane furse is approximately 140 km east of Polokwane

Next to new Jane Furse Hospital,

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Mrs. MM Thabang

073 265 1837

 

Po Box 620

Jane Furse

1085

 

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