National Institute for the Deaf (NID) Water Security Project - Worcester
The National Institute for the Deaf Water Security Project was recently started to serve as a practical experience component for the deaf students enrolled in the accredited AgriSETA Plant Production programme at the NID Training Centre. The vegetables are planted, cared for and harvested by students. The harvested vegetables are then processed by deaf adults with multiple disabilities. The Feedem Service Group, responsible for food services on Campus and the broader community of Worcester, purchase the processed vegetables from NID. All vegetables are used in meals prepared for beneficiaries at NID as well as other institutions in Worcester including schools for the Deaf and Blind and various care facilities for the elderly. Processed vegetables is also sold to the public.
- Direct beneficiaries of this project includes 127 on-campus students, 57 adults with multiple disability, 34 elderly Deaf persons, 206 learners at De la Bat School for the Deaf as well as persons residing on NID campus, staff and visitors.