The fifth version of this annual event took place at Hope School in Westcliff, Johannesburg, on April 13 and 14. A joint venture by Hope School and Mandeville Disability Swimming, the exhibition’s focus is to help launch youngsters with disabilities into careers that are right for them through formal employment, jobs, learnerships or bursaries.
This year, the opening address on the first day was by Moekie Grobbelaar – deputy director in sport and recreations, region 5, Pretoria. Grobbelaar, a former Paralympic athlete, addressed some of the practicalities involved in hiring people with disabilities, such as ensuring that the work environment is truly universally accessible.
Paddy Slattery, who was instrumental in starting the exhibition in 2012, says the event has gone from strength to strength.