Sheltered Workshop was established in the year 2010 with an objective to provide work opportunities for persons with special needs aged 21 and above. There are three main areas of work every day that are interchangeable are:
- Contracted work from local factories
- A recycle project with the support of the local community
- In-house handmade crafts and basket
In this contracted work from I.R.M industries the trainees are assigned to clean the Integrated Circuit anti-static plastic tubes. As part of their job, they have to remove the stickers and rubber stopper plugs from the plastic tubes. Once they finished removing the rubber stopper plugs, trainees in-charge will take and place them into the sacks once the plastic tube are cleaned.
Recycle program which was started a few years ago beginning to gain momentum with more supports from the community. Among the things we accept for recycling are empty cans/plastic containers, newspapers, old clothing and disused electric items. The workers have underwent trainings to identify and segregate the items before selling to recycle center.
Apart from the above, we also make and sell baskets in various sizes, handmade crafts such as postcards, notebooks made from recycled papers and book markers. These items are usually sold during various charity events throughout the years. Sometimes we have visitors buying the items.
In the last quarter of this year, some of our trainees combined force with Practical Class to do some gardening and started to work on the small plot that we have for that purpose. We hope to get good harvest of vegetables. 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 for them.