The workshops consists out of contract work, ceramics, woodwork, sandblasting, handwork, needlework, and art therapy areas. Beneficiaries are evaluated and placed in the workshops in accordance with their aptitude, interest and choice. Every effort is made to rehabilitate and train beneficiaries to progress to greater independence and if possible to place them back into the community. A system was developed to measure a person’s work and production level to evaluate progress and identify training needs. Individual Development Plans (IDP’s) are drawn up for each beneficiary on a yearly basis.
Protective Workshops are areas where adults with limited work abilities can participate in work activities that are adapted to their level of functioning. Most of our clients are accommodated in the different workshops in activity groups where the focus lies more with therapy than production.
CHALLENGES TO BE FACED IN A POSITIVE AND CREATIVE WAY:
- To manufacture products of high quality, and which can compete in the open labour market.
- To meet deadlines for orders in such a way that will not put excessive pressure on the physical and mental endurance of multi-disabled Deaf workers
- Work placement – Deaf Disabled workers are placed at different levels for work in one of several workshops, where they have the potential for promotion. They earn according to their work and production levels. Evaluation of each person is done to consider promotion and to identify any training and development needs that may arise.
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES:
A variety of workshop activities are provided to accommodate the diverse needs and abilities of the multi-disabled Deaf workers.
Currently we provide the following work and manufacturing activities:
- Handcrafted Products
- Work placement: according to individual skills of residents in NID divisions.
- Contract Work