How do we keep residents busy?
Everyone at Sunfield is unique. We screen each to establish their strengths and allocate activities according to their abilities.
During the day we accommodate our residents and day care persons in our protective workshop. Here we do contract work as well as arts and crafts activities. Contract work plays an important role as it not only keeps our residents busy, but also enables them to earn money at the end of each week for work done.
Our contracts have included work for wineries, cheese producers and Christelike Lektuurfonds (CLF) for which we have filled more than 185,000 envelopes to date!
“We are grateful to work with the Sunfield protective workshop as it lightens our load significantly and the people at Sunfield are such a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism, eagerness and ability to deliver on time, make them ideal partners in Business.”
Driekie Beukes – Head of Fundraising at CLF.
Empowerment through employment oppertunities
Did you know that some companies employ our residents in full-time positions? Indeed these workers have played an important role in promoting the positive contributions of the intellectually disabled in society and business. We liaise closely and regularly with the employers to ensure that they are satisfied with the work ethic and quality of the work done by our residents.
As testimony of this, Prowell contacted Sunfield in 2001 offering employment for two of our residents. Jade Grove and Johan Versfeld started working at Prowell shortly thereafter, and are still productively employed there.
“Both Jade and Johan are 100% part of the Prowell team. Their friendliness and commitment stands out and they inspire the rest of our staff in countless ways. We never stop learning from them.”
Pierre Bester – owner of Prowell