On 11 July 2000, the Sheltered Workshop was established with the primary aim of fostering productivity and providing work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and special needs who are 21 years old and above. In June 2023, the Sheltered workshop was relocated to a larger space for mobility and arrangement of furniture. The workshop offers a variety of interchangeable vocational activities across three main areas each day: The Sheltered Workshop engages in a range of vocational activities daily, including:
- Undertaking contracted work from local factories.
- Managing a recycling project with the assistance of the local community.
- Crafting various handmade products and baskets in-house.
In this contracted work from I.R.M Industries, the trainees must carefully remove stickers and rubber stopper plugs from the Integrated Circuit anti-static plastic tubes. Once the rubber stopper plugs are successfully removed, the responsible trainees will gather and place them into designated sacks, ensuring the plastic tubes are thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
The recycling program, initiated a few years ago, is now gaining significant momentum, thanks to increased support from the community. We accept a wide range of items for recycling, including empty cans/plastic containers, newspapers, old clothing, and disused electric items. To ensure proper recycling, our workers have undergone thorough training to identify and segregate these items before selling them to the recycling center.
In addition to the aforementioned activities, we are also engaged in crafting and selling various items, including baskets of different sizes, handmade crafts like postcards, notebooks made from recycled paper, and bookmarkers. These works are made available for purchase during various charity events held throughout the year. Sometimes we have visitors buying the items directly from our workshop.
A group of our trainees too collaborated with the Practical Class on a gardening project. They have taken up a small plot dedicated to this purpose and have begun planting vegetables such as eggplant, okra, chilly, and more. A few parents too volunteered and contributed their ideas. We are optimistic about the outcome and look forward to a bountiful harvest from their efforts. Overall the trainees are able to work together and understand each other’s duties and responsibilities at work. They feel very proud to do the tasks assigned to them.