Empowering the intellectually disabled

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
Psalm ‬32:8

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Who We Are

PLACE OF PURPOSE is a non-profit college that aims to make a difference in the lives of the intellectually disabled and learning challenged young adults aged 16 and above by providing a safe, and supportive learning environment.

What We Do

Our college aims to empower individuals, and improve quality of life by developing their personal and social wellbeing skills, daily living skills, and employability skills. We aim to empower them to lead a productive, purposeful life by assisting them to grow and learn.

Our Process

Our skills development programs are run on an individual basis with a teacher to student ratio of 1:5.

About Our College

Place of Purpose will make use of ‘My Independence’, a suite of certified programs for people with a range of special educational needs. My Independence is ASDAN’s key program to achieve positive outcomes for young people with an education, health and self-care deficiency.

Each program provides a real-life context to reward achievement which fosters the personal, social and work-related abilities of all learners by focusing on a person-centred planning approach. 

ASDAN Qualifications

Learning, Work, and Life

Our centre subscribes to ASDAN which is a curriculum development and awarding organization based in the UK.

Program Outcomes

  • Self-confidence, self-awareness.
  • Understanding how to protect themselves.
  • Knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy emotionally, spiritually and physically.

  • Personal development.
  • Employability skills.

Our Codes of Practice

  • Independent living
  • Friends, relationships, and community
  • Good health
  • Employment

Connect With Us Today


Contact Person:

Gwen Mc Kechnie


Alberton Methodist Church, 17 Heidelberg Ave, Newmarket AH, Alberton.

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Qualifications Include

Personal Progress, Personal and Social Development and Employability, which are portfolio-based and are moderated externally by ASDAN INTERNATIONAL.

Our Affiliations: Solutions4Learning