BE THE LIGHT. BE OUR HERO

Innovation for the Blind (previously Institute for the Blind), situated in the care capital town of South Africa, Worcester, is a non-profit organisation that has been catering to the all-inclusive, specialised needs of visually impaired adults since 1881. Our mission is to empower persons who are blind, partially sighted or deafblind, including visually impaired persons with additional disabilities towards improved quality of life and reaching maximal levels of independence.

OUR SERVICES

House CARE FACILITIES

We offer specialised residential care to persons with visual impairments in facilities that offer reasonable accommodation – specifically adapted to their needs.

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Hand holding heart THERAPEUTICAL SERVICES

At Innovation for the Blind we offer various therapeutic services to our visually impaired and multi-disabled residents.

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Two persons SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Our organisation continuously explores new innovative and economically viable opportunities in aid of our core focus in caring for persons with visual impairments.

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ORIENTATION & MOBILITY

Orientation and Mobility, or O&M, is a profession which focuses on instructing individuals who are blind or visually impaired with safe and effective travel through their environment.

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LOW VISION

Low vision is the loss of sight that is not correctible with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.

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OUR SHOPS

“Ons Winkel” our shop where we sell the products manufactured by persons in our sheltered employment as well as the Wool Spot where wool and related products are sold in our own unique wool shop.

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LATEST NEWS

KRUISIES VIR PAASFEES

April 16, 2021

Kruisies vir Paasfees Al ons personeel en inwoners het hierdie week die allermooiste spesiale kruisies ontvang. Ons inwoners het 400 kruisies gemaak en uitgedeel as deel van Paasfeesvieringe. “My kruisie het ek teen my rekenaarskerm gesit waar ek sommer heeldag daarna kan kyk en aan julle kan dink. Meer nog, om my telkemale te herinner…

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RUSSIESE TEOLOGIESTUDENTE Lê BESOEK AF

April 16, 2021

Russiese Teologiestudente lê besoek af ‘n Groep Russiese Teologiestudente het onlangs besoek afgelê by NGK Vallei Gemeente. Ds Hans Steyn wou graag die studente blootstel aan ons plaaslike gemeenskap. Hulle het ook Innovation for the Blind besoek, meer geleer rondom ons organisasie en aangebied om betrokke te raak by ‘n projek.Hierdie studente het ‘n verfskenking…

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DONATION FROM CAPE WINELANDS DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

April 16, 2021

Donation from Cape Winelands District Municipality Thank you to the Cape Winelands District Municipality for the very welcome donation of adult incontinence wear. Mrs. Martins (second from left) from Innovation for the Blind, Ebenhaezer, received the donation at the official handover.

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RESOURCE CENTRE ON THE HORIZON

March 31, 2021

Resource Centre on the horizon Dear Friends We are happy to share our future vision with you and how it is becoming a reality. As an organisation, we have a responsibility to raise awareness about the incredible skills of people with visual impairments – so that they can receive recognition for these skills, but also…

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FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

March 30, 2021

From the desk of the CEO Dear Friends, When we started our 2020 journey we had no idea what would lie ahead. It was a tough year in many ways but it was a year in which we learned to be thankful for all the blessings we still have. Looking back on the previous year,…

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Innovation for the Blind Fundraising
ABSA Worcester
Cheque Account: 440 410 243
Branch Code: 632005
Swift Code: absazajj

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132 Church Street, Worcester 6850  |  023 347 2745