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 Name of Organisation West Rand Association for Persons with Disabilities (WRAPD)
 Type of Organisation/ Business Welfare NGO - 003-969 NPO
 Area of Service Magisterial Districts of Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Randfontein, Westonaria
 Beneficiaries Disabled persons and their families of all race and creeds
 Director Mrs. Annalene Rossouw
 Postal address P.O. Box 192, Krugersdorp, 1740
 Street address 9 Wheeler Street, Krugersdorp
 Tel (011) 660 7964/5
 Fax (011) 953 5082
 E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Webpage www.wrapd.org.za
 Banking Details Account Holder: West Rand Association for the Physically Disabled / WRAP
  Bank: Standard Bank, Key West
  Account type: Current
  Account no: 021 432 368
  Branch Code: 015 841
Auditors  J Coertze & Co, Chartered Accountants (S.A.), P.O. Box 979, Alberton 1450
   

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

The members serving on this Board are volunteers and are not compensated for their services in any manner. They act as trustees for the Association and have the wellbeing of the disabled at heart.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSOCIATION

WRAPD is a Non-profit Non-Governmental Welfare Organisation.

HISTORY

The Association came into being in 1947 as the then West Rand Cripple Care Association as a direct result of the outbreak of a Polio epidemic. The Association had since then evolved and developed and now caters for various physical and mental disabilities. It is now called “West Rand Association for Persons with Disabilities” (WRAPD) and is registered under this name.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT departments or PROJECTS:

The WRAPD consists of five different departments/projects:

•    Administration
•    Social Work
•    Roy Martin Residence
•    Sophia Oosthuizen Protective Work Centre
•    Rainbow Day Care Centre for disabled children.

All departments are situated on the premises in Krugersdorp West except Rainbow Day Care Centre which is situated in Randfontein.

ADMINISTRATION 

The administration department handles all general enquiries, and delivers  relevant services to the Public, Executive Board, Personnel and Multi-disabled people.

The bookkeeper and treasurer of the Executive Board control the financial system.

SOCIAL WORK

Services are rendered to approximately 378 families per month on the West Rand covering the municipal areas of Roodepoort, Mogale City (Krugersdorp), Randfontein, Westonarea, Magaliesburg and a number of informal settlements. There are 4 Registered Social Workers working in this department and 1 Auxiliary social worker.

  • Activities: The dedicated Social workers work in different areas on the West Rand attending to both individual cases and group work, as part of community development. 

    We also provide assistance with applications for social security grants, transportation of persons with disabilities  to clinics/hospitals as there is generally no transportation for people on wheelchairs, walkers,etc.

    We also assist our clients with obtaining assistive devices e.g. wheelchairs, walkers, etc.

    We also partake in awareness campaigns and fundraising efforts through, inter alia, “Casual Day” and the “International Day of the Disabled”, held annually on the 3rd of December.

ROY MARTIN RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

This residence caters for 38 multi-disabled adults from the West Rand who are in constant need of care. This is the only facility of its kind on the West Rand. The staff consists of a registered nurse, auxiliary nurses and other support staff.

  • Activities:

    • The facility is cleaned daily.
    • Residents are fed, and when necessary, bathed and dressed daily.
    • Physical, medical and psychological needs are attended to as per individual requirements.
    • Clothing and/or bedding is provided when needed.
    • Limited sports activities are available.
    • The residents attend numerous social and religious functions.
    • Some of the disabled residents perform duties such as the manning of the security gate, and reception duties including the answering of the telephone.

SOPHIA OOSTHUIZEN PROTECTIVE WORK CENTRE

Around eighty two disabled adults (including approximately 36 from the Roy Martin Residence) from surrounding communities, e.g. Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Munsieville, Davidsonville, Kagiso, etc. attend the workshop on a daily basis.

The day workers cannot function in the labour market because of their disabilities and are transported at huge financial costs to and from the Work Centre by mini busses.

This is the only protective workshop of its kind in Krugersdorp and surrounding areas.

As an outreach project, we  employ around 20 non disabled  persons from Munsieville Township to help at the work centre.

We would ideally like to have them on a more permanent basis though, however circumstances do not currently allow.

  • Activities:

    • Simple assembly and packaging for various companies in the private sector.

RAINBOW DAY CARE FACILITY

Intellectually and physically disabled children between the ages of 3 and 16, all coming from previously disadvantaged communities, are cared for at this facility daily. This is the only facility of its kind on the West Rand.

  • Activities:
    • Potty training, educational and perceptual training and therapeutic exercises by Physiotherapists form part of the daily routine.
    • The children are physically fed twice daily (sometimes the only food they get for the day) as most of them are unable to eat by themselves or food is not available at their homes. Children are transported to and from the facility daily.
    • Staff members are trained on a regular basis.
    • Medicine is administered daily.

 

For more information please contact:

Annalene Rossouw (Director)

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011 660 7964/5

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Contact Details

Administration and Social Work
Cnr Frans Korb &
Wheeler Streets
Krugersdorp West
1739
011 660 7964/5

Rainbow Day Care Centre
JCI Building
Main Reef Road
Randfontein
1759
011 693 6841

Sophia Oosthuizen Work Centre
Cnr Frans Korb &
Wheeler Streets
Krugersdorp West
1739
011 660 3379

 

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