The Protective Workplace is an organization, which has been operating for more than 30 years in Graaff-Reinet. Its purpose it to ‘give hope dignity and purpose to the disabled’ by assisting them with income generating activities and life skills. With the vision to create a self-sustainable project the Karoo Community Church took over the facility in April 2018 and is now working hard to establish the facility as a ‘Centre of excellence’ within the Disability Sector. Trading as Boundless, the Protective Workplace currently hosts 4 key departments for income generating activities. It presently accommodates 38 beneficiaries, who work there on a daily basis:
- Woodwork as well as sanding & minor repairs of furniture
- Crafts (e.g. Knitting, beading, rag rugs)
- Small tree nursery
- Laser cutting
Need assistance with any work or want a personalised handmade give away for your company? You can approach them with any contractual work, that requires basic hand skills or fits with what the above core departments do and they will be able to tell you straight, whether they can assist and provide you with a quote.
Please visit them when you are in town as they are an absolute must see. They have lovely products and souvenirs that they sell. And they are one of your ‘karoofelt crafting spaces’.