Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre in Edenvale upgrades pottery room with the help of residents

Occupational therapist Kendra Neethling.


The male residents of Rand Aid Association’s Wedge Gardens Treatment Centre learned the value of teamwork by completing a group pottery project in June.

They worked alongside occupational therapist Kendra Neethling to design and construct shelves for the centre’s pottery room.

Spokesperson for the centre, Cathy Grosvenor said, “They used old wooden cupboards to make the shelves and in so doing, both shared and developed woodwork skills.”

Neethling said, “The project has helped develop initiative and pride within the gentlemen. It also presented an opportunity for the transfer of skills that can be utilised outside of Wedge Gardens in future leisure or work pursuits.

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“The hope is that the pottery room can be utilised as a space where the gentlemen at Wedge Gardens can be exposed to numerous skills whilst working towards a market day planned for later on in the year.”

According to Neethling, the aim of the project was to provide the residents with an opportunity to learn not only task concept and prevocational skills, but also to delve into the field of entrepreneurship and learn higher order survival skills such as financial management and budgeting.”

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

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By Andrei van Wyk

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