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.