South Africa

Overstrand Association For People with Disabilities – OAPD

1. To protect and promote the interest of all disabilities.

2. To promote, undertake and/or support such accessible and equitable community-based media, educational, vocational, social, recreational social services and facilities as may be required by persons with disabilities to achieve independence

3. To establish, maintain a social work service, special care centre and workshops for persons with disabilities and promote the equitable distribution of these services.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

htttp://overstrandapd.org.za/
http://facebook.com/overstrandapd.apd/

Describe in detail what your Organisation does:

We render services to persons with disabilities and their families.
People will benefit by means, that will empowerment and development.
A Special Daycare will establish and protect workshops for the intellectually challenged run.
Awareness programmes and training programmes will further help with empowerment.

How long has your Organisation been operational?

since July 2009 ( 9 Years )

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?

Human Resources ( challenging – Budget for Staff, Transport )

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Pure Dedication and Commitment

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?

Overstrand Municipality (Hermanus )
Health And Safety ( Environmental Issues )
Awareness Campaigns

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

To have more staff and Accessible Transport for the disabled people in the OverStrand

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?

Funding for the NPO organisations
Training for staff to work with Disabilities

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?

Never to lose Focus on your main purpose of your Organisation and your Mission that you are there to Achieve

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?

More structured approach to Funding

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

Establish a day-care centre for children with special needs
Render social work services to 206 persons with disabilities and their families
Bright Start Activity Group for children who are intellectually challenged
Partnership with local municipality -ward committee structures
Work & Employment programmes and learnerships

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

Reliable, Committed and Dedicated

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