“Despite having worked as a pharmacist for many years, I never realised that I had concentration challenges – the HR specialist in Blue Butterfly taught me how to improve on my concentration span,” - says *Joan, a residential client.
*Not real name.
The Blue Butterfly Programme has a craft centre where clients start working for two hours a day. This is where clients are assessed utilising an OT methodology, clients’also experience new learning skills and develop a form of self-sufficiency. On another level, a client’s work ethic and ability is assessed. This will affect their career-planning and work reintegration plan we develop in conjunction with them.
This artistic approach is not for everyone. As a result, we have community links with throughout Randburg with other NPO’s and welfare organisations, which clients can volunteer at instead of Blue Butterfly.