The QuadPara Association of the Western Cape launched its two-month QASA Work Readiness Programme in April. On Friday, May 31, the candidates celebrated their graduation after completing the programme, which aims to provide soft employment skills for personal and professional growth to secure mainstream permanent employment for people with disabilities. […]
The first graduation ceremony for candidates who have completed the QASA Work Readiness Programme was held at the Pretoria offices of the QuadPara Association of South Africa on Friday, May 31. Graduation day is a special occasion in the life of every student and this was no different. It also […]
QASA recently hosted a Victor Daitz Capacity Building event attended by a group of dynamic and motivated individuals. The QASA CEO noticed that one of the candidates was not seated properly and knew that QASA would have to assist. The CEO immediately did some research and issued the candidate with...
Rowan Martell was involved in a freak accident in 2015. While he was standing at a robot waiting to cross the road, a glass frame fell from the 22nd storey of a building nearby and landed between his shoulder blades, severing his spinal cord. He was rushed to hospital, where […]
The unemployment rate among South Africans with disabilities, specifically wheelchair users, is extremely high. QASA took the initiative to research the reason for this. It found that prospective employers felt wheelchair users were not work-ready, as they had little or no work experience. The QASA Work Readiness Programme was established...
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” QASA is, once again, the recipient of extremely generous funding from Bidvest Premier Lounge for the QASA Skills Development Programmes. Previous funding was used to upskill members, which has led to mainstream employment, internships and learnerships. The continuous […]
Lifa Hlongwa recently went for a successful reassessment of his driver’s licence. A QASA representative caught up with him to discuss this achievement. This is what he had to say: “Successfully passing my driving test has really opened an old door of independence I’ve come to miss so much. “As […]
ROLLING INSPIRATION reader Jodie Kroone shares this incredible story of one manager who took the complaints of a local customer seriously – with amazing results. “A manager who walks the talk – hallelujah!” says Dee Diane Botha Beukes, a regular customer at Richdens SuperSpar, Richdens Village Centre, in Hillcrest, Kwazulu-Natal. […]
Solomon recently approached QASA with a request for a small contribution towards a wheelchair. QASA did more than make a contribution; it donated a wheelchair to him. A very happy Solomon says: “I wish to express appreciation and gratitude for QASA’s generous donation of my new Rollability MK2 wheelchair. “QASA […]
Happy Valley Day & Edu Centre is a private pre-school that offers excellent professional care for little ones. The educators at the pre-school recently approached QASA to join its Bread Tags and Bottle Caps Collection project. The youngsters are on a mission to rid the area of pollution and to […]