Who are we?
- Friends Day Centre is a Non-Profit Organisation with humble beginnings. In 1959 Lona Ingram started a care and learning facility for her son, David and 4 other children who had special needs. The original facility was a small building the size of a double garage. From those small beginning Friends Day Centre has grown into a school and care facility for up to 120 learners with severe and profound disabilities. Those receiving treatment range between the ages of two and 41. The facilities have expanded over the years to 12 classrooms, a physiotherapy room, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sensory room. More than 40 staff members attend to the needs of the learners and 3 buses provide transport for learners. Friends Day Centre is a non-profit organisation that operates from 08h00 to 14h00, Mondays to Fridays during Western Cape school terms. It is situated on the grounds of Alexandra Hospital, Maitland, Western Cape. It provides appropriate education, personal skill development and an
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