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SWARA Learning and Life Skills
We provide choices for skill development to assist clients to achieve their own goals and aspirations. Our programs provide a wide range of options to suit all abilities.
Our programs develop skills for independent living including literacy, numeracy, domestic skills, baking, cooking, hospitality, metal recycling, horticulture, and physical activity influencing social interaction, relationships, and friendships, which contribute to community involvement.
Our literacy and numeracy programs are tailored to individual needs, enabling clients to progress at their own pace in order to achieve their potential. The support of volunteers and students provide a safe learning environment using computer programs which empower clients to embrace and understand the use of modern day technology.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“I started at SWARA in the furniture shop in the early 1980s. Later I was in the pottery shop 2-3 days per week and one day per week in the woodwork shop. Here I made a copper wire winder. Woodwork closed down. I made sandwiches for clients for several years. Later I did wire art and beading work starting when we moved to Woolloongabba. I started running classes for other clients in groups of 6. Now I am learning literacy my way.”
“I started at SWARA two days a week in 1991. At first I was involved in selling wooden toys on the street stall and making Christmas Bonbons. At the moment I am working out my goals for the year. The main way SWARA helps me is improving my organising skills and confidence, particularly in public where I do not know people.”
“I came to SWARA in 1999. I was really in people’s faces and I learnt to step back, to control my temper, to know I can’t change other people; I can just change myself. I have autism and acknowledging it, I try to get on better with people. I have made lots of friends here and other people don’t tell me to back off anymore.”