We develop innovative and inclusive practices through partnerships with higher education institutions, corporates, non-governmental organisations/civil society and government sectors to advance the everyday lives of persons with disability, their families and communities. We focus on practices that can bring about change in institutions, policy, service delivery and education curricula.
SIGNATURE PROJECT: Inclusion for Social Justice
Disability Inclusive Workforce Development
Nominee for Zero Praject 2020: EDUCATION
Workforce development drives change on Disability Inclusion
In HIGHER EDUCATION we focus on :
Curriculum change aims to change the hearts and minds of the workforce by creating innovative practices for disability inclusion in learning programmes. It engages lecturers, future engineers, doctors, community workers, nurses, lawyers , managers/leaders/decisionmakers, ICT, scientists, therapists, teachers, social workers in learning about disability inclusion in their field of work.
Psychosocial support for students with mental illness.
Globally, the prevalence of university students living with a debilitating mental illness or psychological stress, anxiety and depression is high. South Africa is no different and better co-ordinated programmes are desperately /urgently needed to support the wellness of people with psychosocial disabilities achieve their educational goals. By developing a disability-inclusive environment that enables personal recovery, we aim to increase the retention of students with psychosocial disabilities in the higher education sector, and facilitate their optimal participation and transition to dignified work.