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Yearly Archives : 2018

Merry Christmas

To all our friends…

We wish YOU a Merry Christmas and loads of happiness, joy and good health for 2019.

Thank you to each volunteer, sponsor, funder, partner and friend.  You made a difference in the lives of persons with disabilites.

Blessings to all,

from the Management, Staff and beneficiaries of Breede Valley APD

Please note that our offices will be closed from 21 December 2018 – 7 January 2019.


Engen Oil supports our Laundry!

There are now words to describe how thankful we are for this big Christmas box!

Thank you, Engen.

From the Persons with Disabilities employed in our Laundry.


Petroleum Giant Empowers Persons with Disabilities

We received a R2 229 500 donation from Engen Petroleum.

This donation was handed over on 29 March 2017 and its sole purpose is to generate income initiatives for perosns with disabilities.  Louine Griessel, CEO says:  “Engen’s investment will not only have an impact on the beneficiaries, but will also have a far-reaching impact on their families and the community of the Breede Valley.  We are grateful to Engen for assisting us in empowering persons with disabilities to improve their socio-economic future.”

Engen’s donation will assist us with our specific programmes created for persons with disabilities.  These include hospitality training, arts & crafts, a recycling plant and a laundromat.  With the skills acquired here the youth and adults with disabilities will be able to enter the work place and be sure about a future for them.

Ruslan Islahudin, Engen’s Head of Corporate Strategy and Communications concludes:  “As a company we are committed to community involvement and social upliftment.  In supporting APD we hope to create a society where persons with disabilities can share access to every sphere of educational, work and social life so that together we can forge a future that is inclusive of all people”

A year later, we are proud to share that due to Engen Petroleum’s donation, our recycling plant has moved to a bigger premises in the industrial area and employing more persons with disabilities from Zwelethemba.  The laundromat’s production is running fluently with the new equipment, as well as the hospitality programme now being self-sufficient.