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.
WRAPD is a Non-profit Non-Governmental Welfare Organisation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information please contact:
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