About Fundashon Tayer Soshal


In 1970 a Social Workshop was founded as result of Article 24 of the aid scheme Labor Care Curaçao, with the aim of providing social care for people who are involuntarily out of work or are likely to be left out of the labor process. In 1977 the government of Curaçao moved the section of Labor that gives guidance and labor support to citizens with a disability to the area of 'Banda Abou' (the West). All the workshops which were located at Pènstraat, Hato and several other areas on the island were centralized at Landhuis Groot Santa Martha. Because government would have to focus more on policy, different tasks were put away. This brought the breakthrough for independence. On December 12 of the year 2000, permission was finally given by the government to convert the Social Workshop which was part of the Labor service, into a civil law foundation. With this milestone, Fundashon Tayer Soshal was founded.


Vision & Mission

Fundashon Tayer Soshal Santa Martha is a sheltered workshop where the mentally and/or physically disabled are not only able to work, but also to receive training, individual support and professional schooling in safe surroundings and a respectful environment. The goal is integration in the community and, where possible, progression to the regular market place.



Fundashon Tayer Soshal resorts under the Ministry of Social Development Labor and Well-being (Ministerie van Sociale Ontwikkeling Abreid en Welzijn/SOAW). The foundation has a board of directors who oversees the activities, a staff who runs the organization and a number of employees responsible for the daily operations.



The core business of Fundashon Tayer Soshal revolves around people, the so-called 'participants'. These are the people with a physical and/or intellectual limitation who are guided, receive training, and are taught a specific craft by the staff of Fundashon Tayer Soshal. At Fundashon Tayer Soshal they are trained to put their abilities to use.


Today some one hundred persons find work in Tayer Soshal Santa Martha's twelve workshops. There is also a 'Landhuis' (countryhouse) Team and a Cafeteria Team.


How does one qualify to become a participant? One must report to the Kas di Bario, which resorts under the Ministry of Social Development Labor and Well-being. One can also personally come to Fundashon Tayer Soshal to do an intake.


In order to become part of the sheltered workshop one must attain to the following requirements:

  • Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • Submit ID Consequently, there is an intake form to be filled which describes the knowledge and abilities of the person, his disability, possible use of medicine, whether he is under medical treatment or not and if he is living in an institution or not etc.


The applicant gets a two months trial period and is evaluated afterwards on his:

  • Presentation
  • Behavior
  • Communication After the two months trial period, the participant or also called 'client' gets a one year contract.


The number of the department for labor mobility that can be contacted for an appointment is 5999 864-7297.