Disability Connect Workplace Readiness – Post Event: New Hope School and Saab

The last in the 2021 series of Workplace Readiness Events took place on Thursday, 14 October 2021 at New Hope School with corporate sponsor, Saab. The highly successful road show concluded with another Johannesburg-based school which caters for learners with disabilities benefiting from the practical information provided by the sponsor and the speakers.

New Hope School, based in Pretoria, offers specialized education and training to learners with disabilities, aiming to teach learners with dependence about a life of independence. Their curriculum is structured around the needs of learners with cerebral palsy, physical and learning disabilities.

Corporate Sponsor, Saab, expressed their connection to the school by having a New Hope School alumni and current Saab employee share his experience of finding employment after matric.

Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator, Mr Jason Sigudla stated, “I matriculated from New Hope School many years ago and hold fond memories of being a student there. Whilst I was in school, something began to weigh on me – is there life after school for the disabled? What helped me was that I was hopeful and that I was driven. After graduating, I furthered my studies in Business Administration and thrived in my chosen career field. What I would like to say to all students is that – your imagination, concentration and fascination along with your trials and tribulations are all part of the process to master your transformation.”

Watch the AWESOME recap video here:

About Saab: Saab serves the global market of governments, authorities and corporations with products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security.



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