Are you looking to make a real difference? Do you enjoy working with young people and children? Are you passionate about skills development, disability, education or building young people’s ability to cope with the challenges of tomorrow?
If this sounds like you then Sani Foundation needs you!
In April 2016, the Sani Foundation held its first ever Kopa Film Festival, in which all featured films had as their protagonists, individuals with intellectual disabilities. The festival was a 3 days event that attracted over 500 viewers from different social-economic and cultural backgrounds. It was the first intellectual disability festival in Zambia and portrayed the diverse population that they make up; featuring people with IDs not just as ‘victims’ of disability, but as individuals who have the ability to actively and positively contribute to society. Following the overwhelming success and positive responses that the festival received, we plan to scale up our outreach to conduct community screenings in various neighbourhoods within Lusaka.
Contact us if you would like to get involved in this initiative as a sponsor, volunteer or if you would like us to plan a screening in your community.
Sani Foundation has spent the last 2 years training our members in vocational, social and life skills in preparation for employment on the job market and we are glad to say that 7 of our members (50%) are ready to start transitioning to work and exploring career options.
Our members are ready and highly capable of working in any of the following settings: private homes, Day care, Restaurant, Lodges or hotels, Grocery stores, Hair Saloons, Spas, Company offices among others. We are now engaging employers to host our members for career exploration field trips, short internships and employment. This will give our members an opportunity to see and understand different jobs and have a real feel of employment.
So what’s next? Employment of Course! In May 2016, we launched a supported employment project working to place our members in open labour market employment. This initiative is the first of its kind in Zambia; and goes simply beyond service delivery but is also working to form linkages with policy and lawmakers to start to create change at an institutional level and make workplaces more inclusive by law.
For more information on how you too could become and inclusive employer, contact us and we’d be happy to inform and provide you with a hard-working and dependable employee.