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.
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.
FUNDING AND FINANCE
Main income is generated by the selling of goods produced at the workshop as well as services to the community.
NEEDS/HOW YOU CAN HELP
Sewing Machines and maintenance.
Jane furse is approximately 140 km east of Polokwane
Next to new Jane Furse Hospital,
Mrs. MM Thabang
073 265 1837
Po Box 620