BENEDIKTUS - komunita s lidmi s mentálním postižením

About us

The Identity of Benediktus

Benediktus is an association of people with and without intellectual disabilities who live a daily life in a mutual community. Through relationships based on trust in God, we strive to find the uniqueness of each person and live life to its fullness.

What we do

We create a community in which not only people with mental disabilities live and work, which practically means:

  1. we provide social services:
    • day service center where a person with an intellectual disability develops and got involved in the ordinary life of society
    • socio-therapeutic workshops in which people with intellectual disabilities acquire work habits and skills to find a job, an integral part of this workshop is our musical group BeneBend where people with disabilities play and sing
    • sheltered housing in which we help people with disabilities to use their natural possibilities and abilities, participate in everyday life and experience a sense of self-worth
  2. we create sheltered jobs for people with altered working ability, and especially for people with mental disabilities:
    • ceramic workshop, in which we produce mugs, bowls, butter churns, angels, clocks, board games, …
    • maintenance workshop, in which we perform maintenance and minor construction work for the public and for our own needs
    • natural products workshop, where we dry fruits, vegetables and herbs in a traditional timber building, we also make ties and wreaths and take care of the garden and orchards
    • wood-working workshop, where people with disabilities craft toys
  3. we restore the local cultural and spiritual heritage:
    • we organize events for the public (St. Anne's Fairground, St. Wenceslas Celebrations, Advent, Passions, concerts)
    • we present handicraft production (weaving, woodworking, ceramics, felting)
    • we reconstruct historic buildings (parish, spa, bakery, St. Anne's Church) gradually inhabiting them and using them for our activities

 

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