The positive response and exposure generated by the bead and craftwork project motivated DAFTA's clubs and centers to become more actively involved in the development of skills and income generating projects.

The majority that attend centers and clubs are females and many of them have worked in clothing factories sewing garments and other items of clothing. They were eager to display their skills and creativity. DAFTA provided sewing machines, fabric, machine needles, cotton, accessories, ironing boards and irons to 12 clubs and centers:

  • Arena Park
  • Brikvale
  • Chatsworth
  • Crossmoor
  • Demat
  • Luganda
  • Nedgreen
  • Qoqisiswe
  • Sibusiso
  • Thandanani
  • Zwelibomvu

Items produced including tablecloths, overlays, dresses, skirts, aprons, housecoats, peg bags, pillow cases, sheets and duvets. Many of these items have been sold locally. The profits generated will be used to sustain and expand the project. Despite the advanced ages of some members, their creativity, enthusiasm, and drive is highly commendable and sustains DAFTA's contention that senior citizens with their vast knowledge and experience have a meaningful role to play in their families and communities.