Oasis began as Oasis Special School in 1952, providing education for learners with intellectual disability who were excluded from mainstream schooling. As the children grew older, there was the challenge of where they would be able to work, with many failed attempts to place them into the formal job market. In response, we opened the Oasis Protective Workshop, a supportive environment where the children could transition from school into a job.
Over the years, other projects and services for people with Intellectual disability have been added, and today Oasis is one of the largest and most impactful organisations of its kind, not just in the Western Cape but nationally.
We are proud of all we have achieved, and grateful for the constant support from donors, friends and partners. They help us achieve some truly remarkable impact:
- 375 beneficiaries received skills development training
- 60 adults with medium-high support needs in our Adult Centres
- 80% of beneficiaries provided with transport each day
- 30% of beneficiaries fed each day
- 1 Special Olympics gold medal
- 3 social workers available for support and counselling
- 250 cars dropping off recycling each day
- 3 charity shops
- 56% of annual income self-generated