Busy with Busy Books

Sonja De Freitas (L) with David Shofer (front R), Saul Maresky and Lisa Groll

Newly appointed supervisor Sonja De Freitas is already making a big impact in the needlework workshop at Astra Centre.

Her team of workers have put together a new version of our activity book for pre-schoolers — The Busy Book — originally initiated by Trish Jaffa.  This second book in the range has an African theme to it. It includes shape recognition, counting, a maze, animal recognition and other fine motor skill activities. All the elements that go into the book are traced, cut out and hand sewn by the workers. It keeps them constantly busy and creative, and facilitates them reaching their potential. Sonja says that every page is testament to their efforts and dedication. The pages are put together by the workshop’s seamstresses, Una Dirks and Johanna Solomon, to produce the beautiful end product. The workshop is extremely proud of its team effort.

Astra Jewish Sheltered Employment
20 Breda Street, Gardens, 021 461 8414, coffeetime@jsec.org.za

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