Community project seeks support
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