Aanhou-Wen helps people continue to win despite disadvantage or disability.
Aanhou-Wen is a work and care centre for adults with mental and physical disabilities situated in Dummer Street, Somerset West.
Livvi Krige, their finance and marketing person, explains that at least twice a year they arrange outings for members. “We try to find something that members have not yet experienced nor are likely to experience because of logistical and financial constraints. More than 65% of our members come from previously disadvantaged communities.They are collected in Aanhou-Wen vehicles daily and brought to the centre and returned home again in the afternoon,” she says.
Conrad Fick, Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing’s Marketing Director, says that as a fellow Somerset West-based company, Aanhou-Wen is close to their bodies as well as close to their hearts. “We applaud the work that Aanhou-Wen does to improve lives and uplift communities and it was a pleasure to support their outing with a donation of healthy Tru-Cape apples.” he says.
Livvi Krige continues: “We arranged an outing to the Zip Zap Circus School, which is also a registered NPO, and was started to keep children off the street. They have their circus dome alongside Artscape on the Foreshore in Cape Town. They have grown into a position where they are now able to accommodate and train private individuals other than street children with a view to a circus/entertainment career. Thanks to Zip Zap Circus and Tru-Cape it was an afternoon of great enjoyment as our group were totally enthralled”, she ends.
Aanhou-Wen’s projects include: Recycling, weaving, making dog beds, filling envelopes and mailing for Maties Travel, Helderberg Village, photo copying, assembling and packing of saws and saw blades and also the making of fire extinguisher pins. Handiwork projects include beading, knitting, embroidery and knotting of carpets amongst others.