Com­mu­nity project seeks sup­port

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Conelia Harry

BAT­TLING fi­nan­cial chal­lenges like most non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, Zu­l­u­land Men­tal Health ap­peals for do­na­tions of Wendy houses or park homes to ac­com­mo­date their stu­dents at the Siyazen­zela Pro­tec­tive Work­shop Project in Em­pan­geni.

Project co­or­di­na­tor Mzuzi Mt­shali says the work­shop, which has been run­ning for 22 years, op­er­ates from their site at Fid­dle­wood Road and caters for per­sons liv­ing with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties.

‘Our cur­rent premises can­not ac­com­mo­date all our stu­dents and we ur­gently need new build­ings.

‘We can­not erect any per­ma­nent struc­tures on the prop­erty and there­fore ap­peal for spon­sor­ships as well as any out­door fur­ni­ture.

‘Our ap­peal in not for fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, but rather for lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers who are able to do­nate their time or skills to help with plumb­ing, elec­tri­cal work or con­struc­tion,’ said Mt­shali.

The 45 stu­dents in­volved in the project are per­sons liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties and par­tic­i­pate in dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties such as veg­etable gar­den­ing, crafts and skills de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes from Mon­days to Fri­days.

To sup­port the project or of­fer as­sis­tance con­tact Muzi on 035 7870146 or 073 7294697.

Veg­etable gar­den­ing at the Siyazen­zela Pro­tec­tive Work­shop Project

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