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The work activities include packaging and manufacturing on contract to local businesses and in most cases these are longstanding relationships with businesses.

“The workers at VWC are unable to use public transport and the lack of access to the City of Cape Town’s Dial-A-Ride transport system for people with disabilities places the responsibility of transporting the workers to and from their homes, mainly from areas on the Cape Flats and surrounding areas, on the VWC. The exorbitant cost of transport places a huge financial burden on the operating costs of the programme,” she says.

Alexander explains that it is her passion to work in the disability sector.

“You must feel good about working with special people and for me it is very rewarding to work in the disability sector.

The confidence and belief they gain in themselves through the programme is also gratifying,” Alexander says.

The programme at VWC is a vocational rehabilitation programme where all activities emanate from business contracts.

“The ‘craftwork’ is mainly in the form of woodwork products that are for sale in the Assistive Buddies project.

“We still need amenities like clothing, a washing machine, fridge, stove, microwave, vertical blinds, urn, cutlery, crockery, pots, paint and floor tiles to make the centre more functional.

“Other projects to generate funds include a high tea on Saturday 29 September, our annual morning market on Saturday 3 November and in March next year we are hosting a jazz evening,” she says.

V Contact Jenny on 021 683 1300 or email jenny­@villageworkcentre.­

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