• Project 1 – Computer Literacy for Blind and Disabled Young People.
• Project 2 – Matriculation / Blind and Disabled Young People.
• Project 3 – Accommodation Center.
• Project 4 – New Accommodation Center.
• Project 5 – Arts and Crafts Center for Blind and Disabled Young People.
• Project 6 – Arts and Crafts Retail Outlet.
• Project 7 – Action’s Disabled Sports Team.
• Project 8 – Nkosi’s Haven. (Carltonville)
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It is a fact that up until 2002 most disabled schools could not provide IT tuition for their scholars. Now in the 21st century we have a whole generation of blind and disabled people without IT skills (a lost generation).
The government has legislated that every employer must ensure a 2% blind or disabled employee staff content.
It is impossible for most blind or disabled people to take advantage of the new labour laws, in terms of people with disabilities, when blind and disabled people only receive a Government grant of R780-00 per month. Most families spend over R700-00 on a weeks grocery shopping, how could a blind or disabled person afford IT tuition, which on the open market is R2000-00 to R3000-00 for one week of tuition.
ACTION was established in 2002 due to the foresighted members of ACTION who identified the problem of our “lost generation” (the majority of South Africa’s 4.5 million people who are registered blind or disabled without IT skills).
ACTION tutors any person registered blind or disabled free of charge, as well as supplying the young disabled person with their transport and a midday meal on the day of attending classes.
ACTION is only able to provide this service, through your assistance. ACTION is a entirely private funded organisation, as we receive no Government funding or assistance what so ever. ACTION provides blind and disabled young people with the most up to date IT tuition, necessary to secure employment.
ACTION provides young blind and disabled people with a Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate (MOSC) which is internationally recognised. The MOSC encompasses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point and Internet Explorer. These are desktop products used by 95% of business today.
ACTION’s tuition is a highly specialised environment to ensure blind and disabled people achieve MOSC status. Our young blind and disabled learners are taught with specialist tutors and equipment.
In order for ACTION to provide this highly technical and specialised tuition for those less fortunate than ourselves we need your assistance.
ACTION can invest up to R15,000-00 for one blind or disabled persons tuition, in order to ensure those less fortunate than ourselves opportunities most of us have enjoyed. ACTIONdesperately needs your assistance.
Please contribute to our MOSC tuition programme, as we are currently tutoring over 170 blind and disabled young people.
Many blind and disabled people are unable to take advantage of the new labour legislation in terms of people with disabilities due to the fact that many of blind and disabled people are not matriculated. In the past, sufficient funds were not allocated to ensure previously disadvantaged blind and disabled young people were able to receive the specialist tuition they require.
South Africa is now in a position to achieve levels of service for blind and disabled people comparable with first world countries and it is up to everybody to ensure those less fortunate than ourselves receive the qualifications necessary to compete in our modern times.
ACTION is recognised as an ABET Learning Center by the Education Department and has began the mammoth task of ensuring all blind and disabled people have the opportunity of obtaining Matriculation, the first step on the road to a career.
Please assist ACTION to extend our helping hand to every blind and disabled person desperate to play a role in society. ACTION urgently requires funds to employ Braille and specialist tutors as well as to purchase specialised equipment and material for the tuition of blind and disabled people
ACTION provides free accommodation for young blind and disabled people from areas situated outside reasonable daily commuting, who attending our tuition courses.
The accommodation is 300% over occupation and a 1000% oversubscribed. The specialist training Action provides is only available to any blind or disabled person in South Africa from ACTION. In order for ACTION to fulfill the needs of our blind and disabled community many more accommodation center such as the “White House” (the pet name for our accommodation center) are needed.
We desperately need your assistance to create a comfortable environments, for young blind and disabled people who are eager to receive ACTION’s tuition in order to gain fulfilling employment. “The White House” has fifteen young blind and disabled people in residence, the house was designed for a family of four, bedrooms which should accommodate one or two people have five or six young people some in wheelchairs which makes it very difficult for our blind residents.
One of ACTION’s priorities is to extend “The White House”, the cost of building in present times is very expensive and ACTION must extent the house by at least 60 m2. The cost of the extentions will be in the region of R200 000.00l, please assist ACTION to ensure a better living environment for our young blind and disabled residents.
Accommodation for blind and disabled people in areas where amenities are convenient is very expensive. The demands placed on ACTION by the South African blind and disabled community necessitates additional accommodation.
Properties in our area are very expensive and in order for ACTION to provide a similar facility as the “White House”, ACTION must raise funds in the region of R650,000-00, for the purchase of one additional property. The administration and renovations for accessibility and sustainment for the short to medium term are included.
The formal employment sector is of such a competitive nature that many full-bodied individuals cannot gain employment. Those less fortunate than ourselves face an even greater hurdle in gaining employment.
ACTION has achieved many successes in placing young blind and disabled people in corporate environments; ACTION recognizes the need to provideskills for young blind and disabled people in the informal sector.
ACTION Arts and Crafts studio tutors young blind and disabled people in the craft of pottery, lampshade manufacture and ethnic craft, the Arts and Crafts Studio was established with the foresight that providing skills, which can be used in the formal sector, are not sufficient; we need to sharpen up a young blind and disabled persons opposite edge of their sword to fulfill a role in the informal sector.
ACTION Arts and Crafts studio yearns for raw materials, new handcraft skills, assembly projects, plant and equipment, specialist skills training. All of the aforementioned comes at a huge expensive, please assist ACTION to provide young blind and disabled people with as many skills as possible to ensure them an income far better than R780-00 per month.
ACTION hand crafted products manufactured by our young blind and disabled people are extremely popular. The studio at ACTION has the facility to establish a retail outlet for our products, the retail outlet will enable ACTION to market more of the products made by our young people, intern it will enable ACTION to afford to train many more blind and disabled people in the art and craft center.
Please assist ACTION by ordering our products on line and please contribute to the shop fitting for our retail outlet. Our retail outlet will sell products manufactured by the blind and disabled Schools ACTION is associated with as well as other blind and disabled organizations.
ACTION encourages all of our young blind and disabled people to participate in blind and disabled sports. ACTION has achieved many successes in blind and disabled sports, notably ACTION introduced two young paraplegics to wheelchair rugby, who have now represented our National side in the Amakroko kroko team.
ACTION sports initiative requires 110% commitment from our Staff and we are desperately in need of assistance for transport administration, sports kits, etc…
ACTION extends itself into rural areas and discovered Nkosi’s Haven on a field trip. Nkosi’s Haven is a desperately under-funded home for severely disabled children.
The situation is heart-wrenching and we respectfully request your assistance in our endeavor to make the lives of these children more bearable.