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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.