Takara Fischer, 27, Gardens
Takara works as a waitress at Brownies and downieS in Cape Town – a training centre for people with special needs
Working here makes me happy, because I get to make new friends, and the people make me laugh – like Nick, who dances all the time so we call him Elvis and you can – literally – say anything to Chante and she’ll laugh. Before I worked here I used to do pilates and watch TV but this got me out of the house. We all help each other. Taking photographs makes me happy and animals make me happy and taking photographs of animals makes me very happy. I get very rare photos of birds when they are flying. I used to volunteer at Darg and I’m hoping to go on a sleepover at Tears. Bullies don’t make me happy. I stand up to bullies.