What Next: Vision
We aim to cater for learners with physically disabilities from Grade 1 to Grade 9 (Std 7).
As only 3% of the disabled are employed in the open job market, we would like to establish an adult training workshop. The aim is to empower our school leavers and community with employable skills. These skills could include wood work, welding, brick laying, agriculture, permaculture, etc., incorporating entrepreneurial/commercial skills to help the learners to become employable in the local industries and the open job market at large.
Aims & Barriers
Phase 1 & 2 Building of a multipurpose hall with attached kitchen and laundry: Building of the core structure (administration, therapy, computer and library/multimedia centre) This will ultimately open up the original school building (affectionately known as “The train”) for development as a training workshop/s.
Phase 3: Equipping and staffing of the training workshops.
Phase 4—Phase 10: Building of classrooms, hostels, offices, etc to cater for the educational, housing and administrative needs of the growing school and training centre.
Concurrent phases: Our permaculture gardens have been vital for our survival (financially), yet are a key skill in job creation and self-employability for the disabled. We are looking for the following to develop the project.
Practical considerations for the training workshops (primary aim: Employability)
As training workshops do not easily interface with the NCS/RNCS (Curriculum), contrary to the Special Education of the past, the easiest and most practical solution would be:
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