Vuyane Mondla is 41 years old and is currently one of two Team Leaders in the garden pot centre (producing garden boxes etc.) of Training Workshops Unlimited, a non-profit organization that provides developmental and career path training for adults aged 30 to 45 with intellectual disabilities. For the past 18 years he has been a trainee, progressing through the career path.

“I have learned so much about the cement and concrete trade while being a trainee at the garden pot centre. As one of the guys who have been here the longest, I enjoy teaching the new trainees skills that I was taught over the years. When we reach our target goals at work and I get the full wage my two kids are very happy because I can buy some extra luxuries for them to take to school. I also budget and save for special times such as Christmas. If I had the money and equipment, I would open my own business and get guys to work for me!”

Read more about Cape Mental Health’s ‘Training Workshops Unlimited’ programme.