Archive for the ‘DTC Workshop’ Category

COMMUNITY WORK – UNHCR Livelihood Workshop

October 10, 2010

The DTC Workshop was invited by Shanti George of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to help train some of the refugees in jewellery making as a livelihood. 

Annam (staff) and 4 Volunteers (Sarada Henry, Seonaidh Chai, Adna Mathews and Maureen Chand) spent a profitable morning training the eager ladies and men.

The “trainees” were overjoyed with their new skills and their completed products were admired and even ordered by staff of UNHCR who came to see the workshop in action.

This was followed with some of the refugees (and their translaters) coming over to the DTC Workshop to work alongside the DTC trainees, so that they could ask questions on the spot.


July 17, 2010

The DTC Workshop was started in 2006 while the DTC was temporarily re-located to a Bungalow in Jalan 11/10, while the Church Hall was being renovated.

The Workshop startede with 4 trainees who had completed the DTC programme but were not able to a be placed in open employment or other sheltered workshops due to various reasons.


May 10, 2008

The DTC Workshop is a sheltered environment for some intellectually challenged adults who are unable to find employment in an open environment.   Presently the Workshop makes jewellery and cards for special occasions.  The Tabgha Training Cafe is a project under the Workshop.

The Workshop operates on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.  Items are sold in St. Paul’s Church and to visitors.

Volunteers are welcome.  Please contact the Coordinator for further details. Tel: 03-79563309