The Story of Vuyane Mondla: Team Leader, now teaching others to do the job

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.