Mission and Vision Statement

Triest Training Centre (TTC) is a centre for people with intellectual disabilities and strives to:

  • Develop,
  • Motivate,
  • Educate,
  • Support, and
  • Advocate for

People with intellectual disabilities, their families, co-workers and the community at large regardless of race, sex, or creed in a loving, secure, homely environment, encouraging each person to reach their full potential in a non-threatening atmosphere.

Our vision for our clients with intellectual disabilities at TTC is to provide opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

The Centre is situated in Klerksdorp in the North West Province, South Africa, and has been managed successfully since 1997. The journey has not always been easy, but with the support of the Brothers of Charity, the North West Government and the Community as a whole we have always been able to survive.

TTC serves people with intellectual disabilities. The centre is registered as a Non-Profit Organization with the Director of Fundraising (NPO 006-036).

Brief History Of Triest Training Centre

This Centre was established in June 1997 by Brother Douglas Robertson (the then Regional Superior of the Brothers of Charity in S.A) and Brother Dr. Rene Stockman (General Superior of the Brothers of Charity).This project is still running with determination and dedication.

Initial dedication of the parties involved when Triest was established:

Brothers of Charity S.A. – provision of the property where the centre is located – Two houses belonging to the Brothers are used as residences for the clients.

CARAES – The grant which was given to cover running costs at Triest for a number of years ceased in December 2005 due to other financial commitments worldwide.

N.W. Government – IDT provided funding for the building of the new Activity Centre which opened in November 2002. A Service Level Agreement is signed annually with the Department of Social Development for a residential and activity centre subsidy.

Currently we operate as a NPO with a Governing Board. For funding we rely on the government being a registered service provider for the Dept. of Social development, centre fees that the clients pay, donors and fundraisers.