Welcome to DAPD

Where persons with impairments are assisted to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community

Rendering services to Persons with Disabilities in Paarl * Mbekweni * Wellington * Simondium * Franschhoek * Groot Drakenstein * Klapmuts * Gouda * Hermon * Saron

Drakenstein Association for Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) is a registered private welfare organisation affiliated to the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities.

Social Development

Disability affects individuals in various ways, depending on the cause of their impairment, their home life, personality, financial status, age, gender, social environment, and other factors, and can happen to anyone at any time.

Activity Group

The DAPD activity group is a two-year programme offering cognitive, emotional, socialisation and physical skills training and development. The group gathers once a week for arts and crafts, training and personal development.

Contract Team

The contract team does contract work for Companies that Partner with DAPD, offering and creating jobs for them. The team is also involved in a Recycling Project. Many local farms donate old cans and pipes which the team collects & sells.

Timeless Team

Timeless Innovative Creativity (TiC), is a registered SME partnered with DAPD which uses the TAP Model in the Protective Workshop of DAPD.

Sign Language Choir

The DAPD Sign Language Choir has 15 members, 4 of whom are hearing-impaired and has had many noteworthy performances to date.


DAPD, like all non-profits, is equally grateful for product donations (see our Wishlist), as well as for all monetary donations. Make a Donation Today!

Our Testimonials

โ€œThe group of talented folks at Drakenstein Association for Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) is responsible for recycling our cocoa bean bags into beautiful items for resale in our shops - beautifully coordinated to match the colours of our chocolate wrappers.โ€โ€‹

๐Ÿงก Such a privilege to work with them.๐Ÿงก
โ€œThis team of incredible artisans at the Drakenstein Association for Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Timeless Team in Paarl (Drakenstein) keep on inspiring us with their endless possibilities for growth and making something beautiful out of nothing!โ€

๐Ÿงก The only disability is a bad attitude! ๐Ÿงก

Our Latest News

Meet Our DAPD Team

โ€œThe best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.โ€
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

Ms M Pienaar

Centre Manager/Finance /Admin -
Member of MFA

Mr D vd Ross

Driver - Recycling Project

Ms N Herbert

Auxiliary Social Worker Activity Groups - Member of MFA

Mrs A Frans

Social Worker - Head of Protective Workshop - Member of MFA - Hermon * Gouda * Saron

Ms R Mars

Social Worker 19 & Over - Mbekweni * Wellington * Paarl

Mrs A De Villiers

Social Worker 18 & Under - Paarl Stimulation Centre * Simondium * Franschhoek * Groot-Drakenstein * Klapmuts * Paarl * Wellington * Mbekweni

Meet Our Management Committee

โ€œThe life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.โ€

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

Mr M Koch


Mr B Hancock


Mr C Young


Mr C Lesch

Additional Member

Mr A Geswondt

Additional Member

Ms CSM Jansen Van Rensburg

Associate Member - Timeless Manager - Member of MFA