USE-IT has engaged with Ningizimu Special School and other Communities in and around the greater Durban area to up-cycle Scrap Textiles, Plastic and Tyre tube inners.
The deliverable for the upcycling training was to train intellectually impaired children and other adults - 99 hours of training will be provided to the school for 4 weeks and a 6 week course was held for adults. USE-IT has continued Community Training outside of the school and have currently trained nearly 100 Community Members.
The purpose in training was to impart skills on these individuals in the hope that they will retain such skills for future use that may enable them to become financially self-sufficient when they eventually leave the Ningizumu Special School We are hoping to generate job opportunities for youth and the disabled. The graduates of this program will be targeted for absorption into a further training and craft project run by USE-IT.