South Africa

Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities

WCAPD have been providing social services to persons with disabilities for more than a decade. As an NGO, we are largely dependent on private funding in order to provide our clients with assistive devices, infrastructure, as well as achieving our goal of constantly increasing our capacity to provide quality care and assistance to the most vulnerable persons in our society.

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

www.wcapd.org.za
https://twitter.com/@WC_APD
https://www.linkedin.com/company/western-cape-association-for-persons-with-disabilities/
https://www.pinterest.com/wcapd/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVe3b7yhldjxYOT7llSxuaw
https://www.facebook.com/westerncape.apd

Describe in detail what your Organisation does:

Our services include rendering social development services, skills development programs, as well as work and employment, and childcare education. Our facilities include 10 special care and day centers for children with severe to profound disabilities up to the age of 18 years, skills development and employment opportunities to those aged 18 and over who cannot access the open labor market. Awareness Raising, Vehicle Rebates & Beach Permits

How long has your Organisation been operational?

81 years

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

To source for private funding

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:

Challenging, Focus, Determine

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

No

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

To collaborate with other Causes

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

Fundraising, Marketing

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

Put passion in your Organisation and you will reap the fruits, run it like it is your own business and not allow to fail.

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

The tax system

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

Being a fundraiser and knowing that every cent I received from donors/sponsors makes a difference in someone’s life. Feeling proud to work for an organization that makes a difference.

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

Doing Great work, Teachable, How can we get involved.

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