IKHWEZI LOKUSA REHABILITATION & DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
Ikhwezi Lokusa Rehab centre is based in Mthatha and was founded in October 1972.
The centre was created to help physically and mentally disabled youngsters reach their full potential through various forms of creativity.
There are currently four workshops - pottery, sewing, leatherwork and arts & crafts with 15 trainees in the pottery workshop. The trainer is a pottery specialist and a professional fine artist.
The youngsters are encouraged to explore their creative side as a method of expressing one’s feelings and emotions, a vital part of their development.
Graduates of the programme will receive certification from the Walter Sisulu University of Technology. You can view some of their amazing pottery on sale in the Umngazi shop.
Ikhwezi also looks after approximately 70 abandoned children, ranging from birth to 6 years.