Action Week smoko gets Endeavour folk together
WORKERS at the Endeavour Centre came together for a morning tea yesterday as part of Disability Action Week.
Endeavour is the largest non-government disability service provider in Australia and manager Terry Politch said the morning tea was about bringing the staff together.
"The morning tea was a celebration of people and their various involvements with Endeavour," Mr Politch said.
"Today was a day to bring everyone together, just as Disability Action Week is.
"It was just a basic celebration of everyone here."
Mr Politch said it was important to celebrate everyone for who they were.
"We like to celebrate the abilities of our staff, not their disabilities," he said. "Everyone has something special.
"Endeavour is all about giving everyone a fair go and giving them opportunities.
"Endeavour is like a normal workplace to the employees; they do everything everyone else does."
Mr Politch said it was important to treat everyone the same.
"People appreciate our staff are the same as everyone else, they just haven't had the same breaks in life others have," Mr Politch said.
"They might have different goals to you or I, but to them, they are still goals and it is important they reach them."
Endeavour employs 38 people with a disability.
The company specialises in commercial activities such as collection and processing of recyclable materials from local businesses and transfer stations, confidential document destruction services, manufacturing of wood heater bases, operation of Stanthorpe and Warwick transfer stations and more.